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$1.4 Million in Drugs Seized Before Entering Stony Mountain Institution


Friday, June16, 2023 - Stonewall RCMP have had a rash of drug smuggling incidents in Stony Mountain Institution during the week of May 22, 2023 to May 30, 2023.

The first incident occurred on May 22 when they received a report of a person throwing something over the fence at Stony Mountain Institution. When police arrived they found a car near the fence and a man standing near the fence surrounding the penitentiary. He was arrested and several packets of drugs were found on him

The packages contained over 300 prescription pills, 60 grams of methamphetamine, 85 grams of cannabis resin, also known as shatter and cannabis.

Christopher Sinclair, 32, of Fairford, has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Trafficking a Schedule I Substance, Resisting Arrest and Escape Lawful Custody. He was remanded into custody.

The second happened on May 25 at around 10:50 pm when a drone was spotted flying over Stony Mountain Institution. Correctional Officers found the drone which had a package attached to it.

The package contained over 100 grams of cannabis, 230 grams of methamphetamine, 400 grams of shatter and 50 tablets of prescription medication.

No suspects have been arrested at this time and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Stonewall RCMP at 204-467-5015, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

The third incident was on May 30, 2023 at 8:30 pm when again someone was seen throwing something over the fence.


Three men were located and it was determined that they had thrown several packages over the fence into Stony Mountain Institution. The packages contained 150 grams of methamphetamine, 30 grams of fentanyl and 90 grams of shatter.


Terrance Goetz, 39, from the RM of St. Clements, has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance, Trafficking a Schedule I Substance, Obstruction and Identity Fraud.

Drew Lloyd, 37, of Selkirk, has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance and Trafficking a Schedule I Substance.

Brendin Swanson, 36, of Oakbank, has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance, Trafficking a Schedule I Substance, Obstruction and Identity Fraud.

All three were remanded into custody.


The CSC estimates that the institutional value of the drugs seized are over 1.4 million dollars.

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