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Traffic stop, hotel room search lead to three arrests for cocaine trafficking

Two men from Winnipeg and one woman from Thompson will appear in court on the charges in late November.
thompson rcmp cocaine trafficking arrest sept 18 2021
Cocaine, powder used to dilute drugs and cash were seized by Thompson RCMP during a traffic stop and search of a hotel room Sept. 18.

Two men from Winnipeg and a woman from Thompson are facing cocaine trafficking charges following a Sept. 18 traffic stop and a subsequent search of a hotel room.

A vehicle being driven by a 36-year-old Winnipeg man was pulled over by officers from the Thompson General Investigative Section, the Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services around 10:15 p.m. Saturday night. Two passengers – a 33-year-old man from Winnipeg and a 33-year-old woman from Thompson – were arrested along with the driver for possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and a search of the vehicle turned up a small amount of cocaine and cash. 

Police then obtained a search warrant for a hotel room used by the suspects where officers found a white substance used to dilute drugs, a small amount of cocaine and a duffel bag with cash and drug-related paraphernalia.

The three accused were released on a promise to appear in court in Thompson on Nov. 26.

Thompson RCMP continue to investigate.