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RCMP report drug bust

Daily Graphic Staff

Central Plains RCMP report they have seized weapons and drugs in a recent bust.

On Saturday, June 16, 2012 just after 12 PM, Amaranth RCMP executed two search warrants at a residence in the 300 block of Townsite Bay in Sandy Bay First Nation.

Portage la Prairie RCMP, Portage la Prairie Police Dog Section , the Integrated Gang Intelligence Unit, RCMP Emergency Response Team and RCMP Containment Team assisted in the search.

As a result of the search, 30 long guns were seized -- one of which was confirmed to have been stolen from the Dauphin area -- as well as ammunition and a number of Prohibited Weapons.

In addition, approximately 10.5 ounces of Marijuana, nine grams of Cocaine and 287 tablets of Codeine were located.

James Clifford Roulette, 29 years of age, of Sandy Bay First Nation, was arrested and has been charged with:

- Three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

- Eight counts of Careless Storage of a Firearm

- Three counts of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

- Two counts of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

- One count of Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Crime.

Roulette was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Portage la Prairie Provincial Court on June 18.

Charges are pending against a 31 -year -old woman.

No further information is available. Police continue to investigate.

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