Firearm & Drugs – Arrest: C23-2663

Released: January 5, 2023 at 10 a.m.

On January 4, 2023, members of the Guns & Gangs Unit entered into a drug investigation yielding over $52,000 worth of fentanyl, a loaded firearm and cash proceeds of crime.

An adult male was taken into custody at a hotel suite in the 200 block of Main Street. A subsequent search warrant was executed on one of the suites. As a result of this investigation, the following items were seized:

- a loaded shotgun and ammunition

- approximately 15 ounces of fentanyl (estimated street value of $52,000)

- $3,900 Canadian currency

- drug packaging materials

Ryan Frederick JOHNSTON, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg, was charged with the following offences:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regs

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized x 2

- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to  Prohibition Order x 2

He was detained in custody.

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