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Three arrested after gun, drugs found during Kenora traffic stop

Vehicle was pulled over on Highway 17A on Monday, leading to three people from Manitoba being arrested

KENORA — Three people from Manitoba face charges after a traffic stop in Kenora resulted in drugs and a gun being found.

Provincial police said officers stopped a vehicle on Highway 17A on Monday.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of suspected cocaine and fentanyl valued at about $6,500, along with a handgun, ammunition, Canadian cash, and items used in the sale of illicit substances.

A 28-year-old from St. Agrathe, Man., a 35-year-old from Winnipeg, and a 32-year-old from Winnipeg all face several charges. Those charges include two counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of prohibited ammunition, unauthorized possession of a weapon, transporting a firearm in a careless manner, and being an occupant in a vehicle knowing there was a firearm.

The accused remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in a Kenora court on Wednesday.


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