Officers from the Portage la Prairie RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) conducted a traffic stop on Tuesday with a vehicle on Fisher Avenue East, leading to the seizure of suspected drugs.

The police report says that the driver was arrested and refused to identify himself during the stop. Subsequently, the driver and vehicle were searched, and officers located a large quantity of cash and approximately one kilogram of suspected methamphetamine and cocaine. 
The driver was identified and was wanted on an outstanding warrant of arrest.

Bjarne Roussin, 44, has been charged with: 

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x2 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime 
  • Obstructing a Peace Officer 

He remains in custody as Portage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate.