Drugs and Weapons - Arrests: C23-98154

Released: May 1, 2023 at 12:57 p.m.

On April 28, 2023, at approximately 9:00 a.m., West District General Patrol officers responded near the intersection of Century Street and Saskatchewan Avenue regarding a suspicious vehicle and occupants.

Attending officers located the vehicle and identified both male occupants, one of which was wanted on an outstanding Canada-Wide Warrant. A recent bulletin issued by Manitoba Criminal Intelligence Centre (MCIC) assisted in identifying the wanted male.

Following a search of both males and the vehicle, officers located and seized the items below:

  • Modified 12-gauge shotgun
  • Ammunition
  • Two knives
  • Two cellular phones
  • Approximately 35 grams of Cocaine (Estimated Street Value $3500.00)
  • 96 Xanax pills (Estimated Street Value $650.00)
  • Approximately $6800.00 Canadian currency

Ryan Thang MOAR, 30, of Winnipeg, has been charged with the following:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Contravention of storage regulations
  • Possess firearm contrary to order x3
  • Possess cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possess Xanax for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possess proceeds of crime

Braiden Andre GARAND, 23, of Winnipeg, has been charged with the following:

  • Possession of a firearm knowing its Possession is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Store firearm or restricted weapon contrary to regulations
  • Possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking, cocaine
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Possession of a firearm, restricted/prohibited weapon or ammunition contrary to prohibition order x 2
  • Possession of a weapon X 2
  • Fail to comply with conditions of release order X 7
  • Warrant - apprehension and suspension of Parole/Statutory Release

Both males were detained in custody.

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