A Winnipeg man is facing several charges after officers noticed him sitting in a parked car that had been reported stolen.
The Winnipeg Police Service says in a release that on Oct. 19, at approximately 1:00 a.m., patrolling officers saw the stolen vehicle from Selkirk sitting on the 600 block of Portage Ave. in Winnipeg.
The officers initiated a traffic stop and arrested the adult male driver and adult female passenger without incident.
When searching the driver, officers found a large amount of narcotics, including 177 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of almost $18,000. Police also allege that they found 7.6 grams of crack cocaine valued at $760 as well as prescription pills valued at $500 on the man.
The 38-year-old man has been charged with:
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – COCAINE
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
He was released on an Appearance Notice and Undertaking as mandated by the Criminal Code.
Officers released the female passenger with no charges.