Drug blitz by RCMP nets four busts in Thompson

Five suspects arrested; Patrick Jackson Sr. from Burntwood area among the accused

The Thompson RCMP detachment had a busy couple of days, making four separate drug busts on the dates of Nov. 14 and Nov. 15.

On Nov. 14 the Thompson general investigation section, with the assistance of the Thompson drug section and Thompson police dog services, seized approximately 12 ounces of cocaine in Thompson.

An investigation led officers to a traffic stop on Mystery Lake Road that led to the seizure of the cocaine.

Salvatore Gibilaro, a 45-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and breaching his undertaking. He has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in provincial court on Nov. 19.

Kimberly Moneyas, 35, from Winnipeg, has also been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and has been released on a promise to appear in provincial court on Jan. 25.

The approximate street value of the cocaine seized is $25,000.

On Nov. 15 at about 11:15 a.m., Thompson RCMP executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) in the Burntwood area in Thompson.

During the course of the investigation, police seized four pounds of marijuana, close to two ounces of cocaine and approximately $2,000 in cash.

Patrick Samuel Jackson, a 53-year-old Thompson man, has been charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, as well as possession of proceeds of crime.

Jackson was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in provincial court on Nov. 19. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is $18,000.

His son, Patrick Shamus Jackson, 23, was charged with trafficking cocaine earlier this year in June and January.

The work of the Thompson RCMP was just getting started after the bust in Burntwood, and at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 they executed a CSDA search warrant in the Eastwood area.

Police seized approximately four ounces of marijuana and a small amount of cash.

Clarence Alex Fourre, of Thompson, has been charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking as well as trafficking marijuana.

Fourre was released on a promise to appear in provincial Court on Jan. 25. The estimated value of the drugs seized is $1,200.

Thompson RCMP wrapped up Nov. 15 with yet another CDSA search warrant in the Westwood area.

During the investigation, police seized a small amount of cocaine, cash, and packaging materials.

Christopher William Robinson, a 24-year-old Thompson resident, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Robinson was released from custody on a recognizance to appear in provincial court Jan. 25.

The total street value of all drugs seized in the four busts is close to $45,000.

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