Thompson police make two cocaine busts in the same day

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.

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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.

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