String of drug busts continues

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A man with a half-pound of marijuana is the latest charged in a string of drug busts stretching back to April. On July 10, Cranberry Portage RCMP received information stating that three individuals had gone to Flin Flon to purchase a substantial amount of drugs. After subsequently locating the suspect vehicle traveling south on Highway 10, police conducted a search and discovered the pot. Police charged a 24-year-old Cranberry Portage man with one count of Possession of Cannabis Marijuana. He was released on a promise to appear in court. RCMP are continuing their investigation. This was at least the fourth area drug bust made in the last three-and-a-half months. On April 7, Flin Flon RCMP executed a search warrant of an apartment at 31 Bellevue Avenue and seized approximately $1,000 worth of crack cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana. Then on May 20, a resident was charged after police uncovered a quarter-pound of pot at a Channing Drive home. More recently, three residents were charged in a crack cocaine bust last month. RCMP found a quantity of crack cocaine and drug-related items after pulling over a vehicle on Longmore Avenue. After executing a search warrant at a hotel room used by one of the vehicle's occupants, police found even more crack and drug items. "It was a small quantity along with drug paraphernalia which would indicate they were trafficking," said Staff Sgt. Wayne Foster at the time.

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