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Break-in suspect believed to have swallowed drugs to smuggle into prison: Selkirk RCMP

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Selkirk RCMP say they suspect a man who was arrested for a break-and-enter ingested drugs in an attempt to smuggle them into prison.

On Monday at around 4 a.m., police became aware of a break-and-enter in progress at a business on Main Street.

Witnesses told police the suspect was breaking windows and attempting to pry a door open.

Police say the suspect was not able to enter the property and ran away.

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After the suspect was seen walking further down Main Street, police arrested him without incident. He was found to have an outstanding Canada-wide parole warrant.

Additionally, police say while he was in custody they discovered he had swallowed drugs as an attempt to smuggle them into prison – he had passed a balloon filled with what is suspected to be heroin and meth. He was taken to the hospital for his safety.

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The suspect, a 23-year-old from Thunder Bay has been charged and remains in custody.

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