City police have charged a man and woman from Winnipeg in connection with a drug bust that turned up $240,000 worth of methamphetamine.
Following an intensive investigation, members of the police’s street crime unit executed a search warrant at an apartment on the 1000 block of Powers Street at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The 1.6 kilograms of methamphetamine seized was divided into one-ounce bags, which a police spokesman said indicated it would most likely be sold to other dealers in the city.
Cash and a vehicle were also seized at the scene.
"We don’t often see meth in this kind of amount," said Const. Jay Murray. "It is here in Winnipeg, so we’re happy to get it off the streets."
A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s, both described as "relatively unknown" to police, have been charged with possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.
The accused were released on a promise to appear.