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Russell RCMP seize drugs and loaded firearms in Rossburn

Suspects in an overnight break-in are arrested on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4

The residents of a Main Street home in Rossburn were not hurt during in a break-in to their home, however, their call to the RCMP from Russell led to the discovery of illegal drugs and weapons within the small Manitoba town located midway between Shoal Lake and Russell.

On Feb. 3, at 3:05 a.m., Russell RCMP received a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence located on Main Street in Rossburn.

Officers attended and were advised that two subjects were first heard outside when one of them forcefully broke into the home. The home owner contacted police and the suspects fled on foot. No injuries were reported.

Patrols made in the area resulted in the arrest of a man, 32, from Winnipeg who was found nearby and stated he was with the other suspect but they were attempting to seek shelter from the cold as he was clearly observed to not be dressed appropriately for the weather.

A further search of the area, with the assistance of Police Dog Services (PDS), failed to locate the second suspect. The 32-year-old man, believed to be under the influence of drugs, was lodged in cells overnight and released the following morning without charge.

On Feb. 4, as the investigation continued, information was received that led to a search warrant drafted for a residence located on Crocus Road in Rossburn.

The resulting search of the Rossburn home led to the discovery and seizure of approximately 188 grams of cocaine, 732 grams of methamphetamine, two loaded restricted firearms, ammunition, cell phones and other drug related paraphernalia.

Officers arrested a 23-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man on scene, both from Winnipeg. The suspects were later released for court scheduled May 23, 2023.

Russell RCMP continue to investigate.

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