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February 25, 2020 Media Releases

Missing Person – Melissa And Noah Cote – C20-45502 - - Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing -34year-old female, Melissa COTE and her 5-year-old son, Noah COTE.

The COTE’s were last seen today, February 27, 2020 at 6pm in the downtown area of Winnipeg.

Melissa COTE is described as Black, 5’1, 150lbs, with long black hair pinned up. Melissa was last seen wearing a black jacket, grey/white sweater, blue jeans and black ankle boots.  Noah COTE is described as Black, shoulder length curly hair.  Noah was last seen wearing a navy snowsuit.

Police are concerned for Melissa and Noah COTE’s well-being and are asking anyone with information regarding their whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 986-6250.

 

Drug & Weapon Offences – Arrests: R20-2753

During the evening of February 24, 2020, members of the Guns & Gangs Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and Central District Community Support Unit, executed a number of search warrants at two properties; one at a suite in a residential building in the 200 block of Ronald Street and another at a suite in a residential building in the 1100 block of Portage Avenue.

Three individuals were taken into custody, and the investigation has led to the seizure of items, including:

- 210 grams of fentanyl (estimated street value of $105,000)
- 728 grams of cocaine (estimated street value of $51,700)
- 192 grams of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $5,600)
- 24,608 Oxycodone tablets (estimated street value of $120,340)
- 456 grams of a cutting agent
- $113,790 in Canadian currency
- A loaded .40 calibre semi-automatic handgun

Yusuf Fahiye, a 25-year-old male of Toronto, Ontario, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Traffic in Scheduled Substance – Fentanyl
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Oxycodone
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

Farhan Ali, a 25-year-old male of Mississauga, Ontario, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Traffic in Scheduled Substance – Fentanyl
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Oxycodone
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x3)

Shamar Ricardo Watson-Langley, a 22-year-old male of Pickering, Ontario, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Traffic in Scheduled Substance – Fentanyl
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Oxycodone
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer

They were detained in custody.


Last Update: February 28, 2020

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

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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