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RCMP arrests trafficker after helping him with a flat tire

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On January 15, an officer from the Sainte-Rose du Lac RCMP detachment was patrolling Highway 5 when he saw a motorist changing a tire on the side of the road.

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An alleged methamphetamine trafficker who was changing a flat tire on the side of the road during a freezing night in Manitoba was unlucky enough to receive a helping hand from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Shortly after midnight on January 15, a Sainte-Rose du Lac RCMP officer stopped to help the driver who suffered a flat tire along Highway 5. The wind chill index was near -40, according to the police.

The agent immediately noticed the absence of a license plate on the vehicle, indicates a press release from the police.

The sole occupant of the car, a 28-year-old Dauphin man, did not have a license or vehicle documents, and he provided a false name to the officer.

The officer observed open bottles of alcohol in the car and placed the driver under arrest.

While searching the vehicle, officers discovered several baggies of what they suspect to be methamphetamine, prescription drugs and gift certificates.

A search of the suspect led to the discovery of suspected cocaine, empty bags and several cell phones.

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After transferring him to a cell, he was unable to take his fingerprints due to injuries he sustained to his fingers while changing a tire in freezing weather. He did not give the officers a name, the statement said.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment. receive care.

When his identity could be established, police discovered that he was the subject of three arrest warrants for failure to comply with conditions and failure to appear in court.

He is now also facing two counts of criminal prosecution. charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and obstructing a peace officer. He also received a ticket for open bottles of alcohol.

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