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Thompson RCMP search leads to seizure of weapons, drugs and cash

Through an ongoing investigation and cooperation between agencies, law enforcement officers catch up with drug crime.
Items seized at Ashberry Place residence in Thompson.

On Nov. 19, RCMP officers with the Thompson General Investigation Section (GIS) along with assistance from the Emergency Response Team (ERT), Police Dog Services (PDS) and Thompson Detachment located and arrested two subjects.

A 33-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested outside a residence on Ashberry Place, Thompson, in relation to the possession and trafficking of drugs.

A search of the man led to the seizure of a loaded handgun, approximately 172 grams of cocaine, over $16,000 in cash and body armour.

Officers then executed a search warrant at the Ashberry Place residence of the 33-year-old male, where two additional women, 56 and 49, were arrested. The search led to the seizure of four modified shotguns, ammunition, additional body armour and drug trafficking paraphernalia.

Michael Jonathan Nicholas, 33, was remanded into custody on numerous drug and firearms-related charges for a court appearance scheduled Nov. 21, 2022, in Thompson.

The three women were released for a court appearance scheduled Jan. 20, 2023, in Thompson Provincial Court where they will also face drug and firearms-related charges.

Thompson RCMP continue to investigate.

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