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Winnipeg Police Seize a Large Amount of Fentanyl

Thursday, January 5, 2023 - A large drug bust for Winnipeg Police on Wednesday when the Guns & Gang Unit seized over $52,000 worth of fentanyl, a loaded firearm and cash proceeds of crime.

An Winnipeg man was taken into custody at a hotel on Main Street. A subsequent search warrant was executed on one of the suites. As a result of this investigation, the following items were seized:

- a loaded shotgun and ammunition

- approximately 15 ounces of fentanyl (estimated street value of $52,000)

- $3,900 Canadian currency

- drug packaging materials

Ryan Frederick Johnston, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg, was charged with the following offences:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regs

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized x 2

- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order x 2

He was detained in custody.


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