$10,000 of Methamphetamine Seized During Search

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – The Drugs and Gangs Unit executed their second search warrant in two days and has led to the arrest of a 31 year-old Winnipeg man.

During the search a number of individuals were taken into custody and seized a umber of items including:

– Approximately 17 ounces of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $10,200)

– Approximately 1 gram of fentanyl (estimated street value of $100)

– $4,170 in Canadian currency

– Packaging materials

– Contaminated scales

– Property that had been stolen from a business in the St. James Industrial area

31 year-old Matthew Kyle Merrells has been charged with:

– Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine (x2)

– Possession of Scheduled Substance – Fentanyl

– Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon

– Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

He was detained in custody.