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Police arrest 9 in drug bust

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RCMP, along with Morden and Winkler police, laid 48 charges, arrested nine people in a series of search warrants executed on Tuesday.

Four search warrants were executed as part of Project Denver, a long-term investigation into drug trafficking in Morden and Winkler. 

Nine people were arrested, and appeared in court on Wednesday. Some have been released on promises to appear, while others remain in custody. All are scheduled to appear again in court. One man, Heinrich Wiebe, 27, from Winkler, is still at large, and police are looking for him. He is facing two counts of trafficking cocaine.

The arrests are as follows:

David James Richard Hills, age 22, of Morden, Manitoba
Trafficking a Controlled Substance: Cocaine
Breach Undertaking x10
Trafficking a Controlled Substance: Cocaine
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Cocaine
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Lysergic Acid diethylamide

Brian Hodgson, age 21, of Morden, Manitoba
Trafficking a Controlled Substance: Cocaine
Breach of Undertaking X5
Trafficking a Controlled Substance: Cocaine
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Cocaine
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Lysergic Acid diethylamide

Ernest Buhler, age 26, of Village of Rosengart, Manitoba
Trafficking a Controlled Substance: Cocaine X3
Breach of Undertaking X3

Robert Brian Neufeld, age 32 of Morden, Manitoba
Trafficking a Controlled Substance: Cocaine X2

Brett Ashton Krashel, age 22, of Carnduff, Saskatchewan
Possess a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking: Cocaine
Breach of Probation X2
Breach of Undertaking X2

Chadwin Ross Klyne, age 32, of Winkler, Manitoba
Possess a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking: Cocaine
Possess a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking: Marijuana
Possess Proceeds of Crime: cash

Peter Loewen Penner, age 20, of Winkler, Manitoba
Possess a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking: Cocaine
Possess a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking: Marijuana
Possess Proceeds of Crime:

Shyla Tyne Lazarenko, age 18, of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Possess a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking: Cocaine
Possess a controlled substance: Marijuana
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Lysergic Acid diethylamide

Ruben John Reimer, age 32, of Morden, Manitoba
Trafficking a Controlled Substance: Cocaine

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