RCMP Seize Drugs In Melita, Manitoba
MELITA, MB. — Westman RCMP have made a drug bust in Melita.
It happened late Friday afternoon at a home in the southwestern Manitoba town.
“Our officers worked hard and their efforts were rewarded with a significant seizure of meth,” says Westman RCMP Sgt. Ed Riglin..
“These drugs would have had a profound effect in the community of Melita and the surrounding Westman area if this substance had been able to hit the streets.”
Police seized 24-ounces of meth, five-ounces of pot, 56-grams of shatter (glass like substance made from pot), some cocaine and hash, a firearm, and a small stack of cash from the home.
Richard Edwin Underwood, 38, is facing a slew of charges including two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Assault, Forcible Confinement, Utter Threats, Unsafe Storage of a Firearm, and Failing to comply with a Probation Order.
He was detained in custody ahead of a court hearing Monday.
Underwood remains behind bars as of publication time.
—Andrew McCrea, MyToba News
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