Smart Policing Initiative Results in Drug & Weapons Bust

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – A targeted Smart Policing Initiative Saturday resulted in two men being charged with weapon and drug offences, one man remains at large.

Police said they were patrolling near Ellice Avenue and Wall Street when they attempted to speak with three men at a business, one of the men took off on foot while another man pulled a small case from his waistband and tried to get rid of it.

Two of the men were placed under arrest and a search of the small case that one man tried to hide had 22 grams of methamphetamine in it, with an estimated street value of $2,750.00.

Police seized a number of items after searching the men that included the following:

  • Butterfly-style knife (Lothian)
  • 1 gram of methamphetamine (Lothian, estimated street value of $125)
  • $25 Canadian currency (Lothian)
  • Folding-style knife (Beaulieu)
  • ½ gram of cannabis shatter (Beaulieu)

Police said Callum Stuart Lothian, a 26-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

And Tyrone Jackson Beaulieu, a 23-year-old man from Lake St. Martin, has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of Scheduled Substance – Cannabis (Shatter)
  • Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice

The third man that took off remains at large.