Five people have been arrested following a pair of search warrants at homes in Flin Flon earlier this month.
According to a Manitoba RCMP news release, officers from both the Flin Flon and Creighton RCMP detachments, as well as the North District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST), Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services, searched two homes April 15.
Those search warrants yielded a variety of contraband, including a pair of firearms, several thousand dollars in Canadian cash, various items of drug paraphernalia, various prescription pills and about 140 grams of cocaine.
RCMP have identified four of the five people arrested. All five people arrested are from the Flin Flon area.
Benjamin Dumas, age 36, faces several gun-related charges and one drug-related charge. In total, Dumas faces charges of trafficking, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm when knowing possession is unauthorized, three charges of weapons possession contrary to a court order, possession of a prohibited weapon with readily accessible ammunition and unsafe storage of firearms. Dumas was released from police custody on an order to appear in court May 12, according to Manitoba RCMP.
27-year-old Shannon Gilfillan also faces charges of trafficking, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon with readily accessible ammunition and unsafe storage of firearms. Manitoba RCMP say that Gilfillan has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in court June 14.
Both 64-year-old Robyne Pollon and 69-year-old Thomas Pollon are facing charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and unauthorized possession of a firearm relating to the search warrant. Thomas has been remanded into custody, according to Manitoba RCMP, while Robyne has been released on order to appear in court May 12.
A 27-year-old male who was not identified by RCMP was also arrested and faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance. That male has also been released on a notice to appear in court July 7.
None of the charges have been proven in court.
RCMP are continuing an investigation.