RCMP have seized a quantity of drugs and have made two arrests as the result of a recent traffic stop near Powerview, Manitoba.

On March 18, 2021, at approximately 2pm, RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Highway 304, just south of Powerview. As a result, officers seized approximately 20 grams of cocaine, drug trafficking paraphernalia, Canadian currency and weapons.

Police say that the driver, 44-year-old Norbert Courchene, was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

RCMP report that the passenger, 41-year-old Bradley Courchene, was wanted on five outstanding warrants and was arrested.