Manitoba Mounties seize meth, bear spray and more near Virden


Two people from Brandon are facing a court date after a traffic stop near Virden turned up drugs, weapons and other contraband.

Manitoba RCMP said the vehicle was pulled over on Highway 1 just before midnight on Sept. 25. A search of the car led to the seizure of open liquor, batons, bear spray and 28 grams of crystal meth.

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Police said the driver, a 21-year-old woman, was also wanted on an outstanding warrant, and faces new charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, four counts of possessing a weapon dangerous to public peace, and a number of traffic charges.

The passenger, 26, faces similar charges, as well as three counts of failing to comply with conditions. He has also been charged with public mischief.

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Both suspects will appear in a Brandon courtroom Dec. 21.

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