The RCMP stopped a vehicle full of youths over the weekend for a traffic stop, leading to the arrest of all of those in the vehicle.
At 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 19th, Portage RCMP officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle located on Lorne Avenue W. The Police report says an officer approached the vehicle, with four occupants inside, and spoke with the male driver, who stated he did not have his driver’s license with him. The driver provided a fake name but was recognized by the officer.
The 16-year-old male driver was arrested for Obstruction, and upon a further search, the officer located a small zip-lock bag containing what is believed to be crack cocaine.
The three other occupants were then requested to exit the vehicle, and when the back door was opened, the officers observed a large zip-lock bag on the floor containing what is believed to be a larger amount of crack cocaine.
The RCMP noted that a further search of the vehicle located additional drugs, cash and drug-related paraphernalia.
The three other Individuals were also placed under arrest for the Possession of a Controlled Substance and taken back to the RCMP Detachment, where the teenagers were later released for court in Portage la Prairie.
On Feb 19 (1:30am) Portage #rcmpmb stopped a vehicle on Lorne Ave where 4 youths were arrested after the driver was found in possession of crack cocaine. A search of the vehicle located additional drugs & cash. 3 males (17,16,16) & a 15yo female were later released for court. pic.twitter.com/cP3uY9RFXD— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) February 21, 2023
All four teenagers will face charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Proceeds of Crime.