Flin Flon RCMP have recently seized a quantity of drugs, cannabis-infused products, firearms and cash at a residence located in the local community.
On September 26, 2018, Flin Flon RCMP executed a search warrant under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence located on Princess Boulevard in the community of Flin Flon. As a result of the search, police located and seized over 3 kgs of cannabis, over 3 kgs of cannabis-infused edible products, over 3 kgs of cannabis-infused jam, 12 long-barreled firearms and a large sum of Canadian currency.
RCMP report that 36-year-old Andrew Lyle Wotton was arrested at the scene and is facing numerous drug and firearms related charges. Police also arrested a 55-year-old male from Creighton, Saskatchewan who is facing a charge of possession of a scheduled substance.
Manitoba RCMP remind the public that even though cannabis legalization is pending, there will still be illicit cannabis that the RCMP will continue to enforce. Once legal, cannabis must be purchased from approved distributors as outlined in the federal Cannabis Act and the provincial Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act.