Within the space of 24-hours, Thompson RCMP clamped down on two separate drug trafficking activities involving crack cocaine.
Five minutes past midnight on Aug. 7, local police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Red River Drive and Princeton Drive. As a result of this stop, the RCMP arrested a 22-year-old Thompson woman after discovering a quantity of crack cocaine and cash in her vehicle.
The suspect was remanded into custody and charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
Later that day, around 5:45 p.m., Thompson RCMP conducted another traffic stop, this time with a vehicle on Riverside Drive.
After searching the vehicle, police arrested a 21 year-old woman from Thompson and a 21 year-old man from Winnipeg for possessing $8,500 and a small quantity of crack cocaine.
The pair were eventually remanded into custody and charged with cocaine trafficking, possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000 and laundering the proceeds of a crime.
A representative from the RCMP said these two drug busts are not related.