Drug Bust in Melita Puts Man Behind Bars

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WINNIPEG – In the late afternoon of Friday July 28, 2017, Westman RCMP executed a search warrant under the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence located in Melita, Manitoba.

Police located and seized more than 24 ounces of Methamphetamine, 5 ounces of Marijuana, 56 grams of “shatter”, a small quantity of cocaine and hash, a firearm, and a small quantity of Canadian currency.

Police arrested and charged 38-year-old Richard Edwin Underwood of Melita. He has been charged with two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Assault, Forcible Confinement, Utter Threats, Unsafe Storage of a Firearm, and Failing to comply with a Probation Order. He was remanded in custody and appeared in court on July 31 where he remains in custody.

“Our officers worked hard and their efforts were rewarded with a significant seizure of meth.” said Sgt. Ed Riglin, Acting Area Commander for the Westman RCMP Detachment. “These drugs would have had a profound effect in the community of Melita and the surrounding Westman area if this substance had been able to hit the streets.”

Those who produce and traffic illicit drugs destroy lives, homes and communities. The RCMP remains fully committed to enforcing laws against illicit drugs to their fullest extent.

The Westman RCMP continue to investigate.

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