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Six charged with trafficking of pharmaceuticals

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Winnipeg police have made a number of arrests surrounding the sale of drugs in the north end of the city.

Through an initiative called Project Dissolve, that targets the trafficking of pharmaceuticals in public areas along Main Street between Sutherland and Selkirk avenues, police released the names of six people arrested in the investigation.

Justin Jacobson and Andrea Dnistransky, both 26-years-old, along with Tiffany Stevenson, 22; Cynthia Genaille, 43; Brian Ducharme, 47; and Lydia Bull, 29, are all facing numerous charges related to drug trafficking. Some of the suspects are being held at the provincial remand centre, while others were released on a promise to appear.

Among the drugs being sold were codeine, Xanax, and Percocet.

Police are working closely with community partners in the Point Douglas and William Whyte areas, and say more arrests are coming in the Project Dissolve investigation.

"We have heard throughout the policing community that the illicit distribution of pharmaceuticals has become a health and safety issue across Canada," inspector Cam Baldwin, Divisional Commander District 3, said in a release. "This same concern was expressed at several community forums we hosted in the North End this spring."

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