Early hours traffic stop leads to seizure of methamphetamine

A traffic stop in Souris in the early hours of Sunday, April 26, led to the arrest of two young men from Virden and a man from Brandon.

At 4:25 a.m. RCMP officers stopped a car in Souris. They searched the vehicle and seized 154.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, brass knuckles and other drug paraphernalia.

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Riley Yates, 20-year-old from Virden, has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Weapons Possession Contrary to a Court Order. He was released for court scheduled July 9, 2020, in Brandon, Manitoba.

Michael McCulloch, 22-year-old from Brandon, has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Fail to Comply with a Release Order Condition. He was released for court scheduled July 9, 2020, in Brandon, Manitoba.

An 18-year-old, from Virden, will appear in court on August 13, 2020, in Brandon on a charge of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

If anyone has any information regarding drugs or any other criminal activity, please contact your local police agency or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

The RCMP remains fully committed to enforcing laws against illicit drugs to their fullest extent as those who produce and traffic illicit drugs destroy lives, homes and communities.

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