RCMP recover drugs, pills and cash during separate searches

May 4, 2021
Thompson, Manitoba

News release


Items seized
Seized items

On April 2, 2021, as a result of a 4-month investigation, Thompson RCMP along with the North District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST), the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Manitoba North District Containment Team executed a search warrant at a warehouse located on Severn Crescent in Thompson. The warehouse is associated to a local business with suspected ties to drug trafficking and organized crime.

As a result of this search, officers seized a large quantity of illicit pills, a large sum of cash, a large safe encased in concrete and drug related paraphernalia.

On April 30, 2021, as a result of this continuing investigation, Thompson RCMP executed a search warrant at an apartment located on Princeton Drive in Thompson. As a result of this search, officers seized approximately 315 grams of cocaine, illicit pills, cash and drug related paraphernalia.

The investigation has resulted in the arrest of two individuals from Thompson, 49-year-old Dennis Thomas and 64-year-old Christopher Pearce. Thomas was remanded into custody for a court appearance scheduled May 3 in Thompson Provincial court whereas Pearce was released from custody to appear in Thompson Provincial court on September 24, 2021.

RCMP continue to investigate.


Contact information

Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations

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