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Winnipeg Police Service

July 17, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Drugs & Weapons Offences – Arrests: C19-164446

On July 16, 2019, at approximately 7:20 p.m., members of the North District Community Support Unit, along with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team, Guns & Gangs Unit, the West District Community Support Unit and North District General Patrol officers, executed Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Criminal Code search warrants at a residence in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue.

Several individuals were taken into custody, and a search of the residence has led to the seizure of items, including the following:

- A sawed-off pump-action 12-gauge shotgun
- A sawed-off .22 calibre rifle
- A Beretta-style replica BB gun
- Various calibre ammunition
- Bear spray
- Approximately 22.5 grams of methamphetamine
- Approximately 4 grams of crack cocaine
- $6,000 in Canadian currency

A taxi-cab that had left the residence was stopped in the area of Salter Street and Flora Avenue where two individuals were taken into custody. A search of the taxi-cab resulted in the seizure of:

- A stripped-down .22 calibre firearm
- .22 calibre ammunition
- Approximately 45.5 grams of methamphetamine
- $400 in Canadian currency
- Two mobile phones
- Packaging materials

James Glen Houle, a 30-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

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

Sheldon Derrach Catcheway, a 27-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order

Vincent Charles Trout, a 39-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice

They were detained in custody.


    • Last Update: July 17, 2019

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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