One Winnipeg man is facing a long list of charges after Winnipeg Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop. 

Late Tuesday night, at 11:50, patrolling members of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Central District attempted a traffic stop at Disraeli Freeway and Logan Avenue involving a vehicle being operated by someone other than the registered owner.

With the assistance of Air1, officers initiated a vehicle follow when the lone driver of the vehicle fled from police. Air1 maintained visual containment as officers located the abandoned vehicle in the 300 block of Ottawa Avenue. WPS engaged in a short foot pursuit of the suspect who was in possession of a backpack after abandoning the vehicle. 

After searching the backpack and vehicle, officers seized the following property as evidence. 

A spring-loaded collapsible baton, approximately 615 grams of methamphetamine (Estimated street value: $24,600), approximately 158 grams of fentanyl (Estimated street value: $23,500), approximately 2.5 Grams of Crack Cocaine (Estimated street value: $200), approximately $2,600 in Canadian funds, and packaging materials. 

Through the investigation, officers learned the vehicle had been stolen, but had not yet been reported by the registered owner. Officers also confirmed the suspect had been disqualified as a driver and was named in a warrant of arrest for being unlawfully at large.

A 48-year-old man from Winnipeg is facing a lengthy list of charges including flight while being pursued by a peace officer, possession of a weapon, possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a scheduled substance (Cocaine), two counts of possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking, (Methamphetamine/fentanyl), and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

He was detained in custody.