December 23, 2021 Media Release

2021 Festive Season Checkstop Program – Week 3 Results

The Festive Season Checkstop program is again on the road for 2021. Motorists can expect to see our officers conducting checkstops throughout the holiday season enforcing Impaired Driving legislation.

Impaired driving continues to be one of the leading causes of death in Canada, yet it is 100% preventable. It's important to remember that driving while impaired by alcohol,  cannabis or any other drug, is a crime.

If you're under the influence of alcohol or drugs, DON’T DRIVE.

Week 3 results:

  • 805 cars stopped during high visibility set ups
  • 21 impaired drivers were processed by police
  • 121 Roadside breath tests were conducted, 16 of which resulted in readings that resulted in immediate roadside driving prohibitions
  • 40 traffic tickets issued
  • Highest Blood Alcohol Concentration was 330 mg% - more than 4 times the statutory limit.
  • 4 of the impaired drivers were involved in significant collisions

The Winnipeg Police Service would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable festive season. 

The 2021 Festive Checkstop program is made possible through our supporting partner, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.

Drug Offences – Arrests: C21-296919

During the evening of December 22, 2021, members of the Guns & Gangs Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and other officers, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Collegiate Street as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

Several individuals were taken into custody, including a male and female who initially refused to exit the residence but later surrendered and a female found inside.

A number of items were seized from within the house, including the following:

- 51 grams of cocaine (estimated street value of $5,000)
- 5 grams of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $250)
- Score sheets
- A digital scale
- 40 shotgun shells
- 9 7.62×39mm cartridges

Trevor Courtney Roesler, a 36-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Traffic in Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x4)

He was also arrested on the strength of a warrant for:

- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order

Laura Jeanne Powell, a 26-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x8)

She was also arrested on the strength of a warrant for:

- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x5)
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Both were detained in custody.

A 21-year-old male of Winnipeg is facing charges of:

- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was released on an Appearance Notice (as mandated by the Criminal Code).


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