On February 9, 2023, officers with the Manitoba West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) located a stolen pickup truck on 7th Ave NE in Dauphin.
Officers established surveillance and within a short time, observed two males enter and start the vehicle.
As the suspects were about to drive away, officers pulled up on scene and arrested both suspects without incident.
Keanu Roulette, 26, and Jamie Desmarais, 22, both from Sandy Bay First Nation, were taken into custody. Upon search of the suspects and vehicle, officers located and seized over 200 grams of methamphetamine, two firearms, two CO2 replica firearms, multiple rounds of ammunition, body armor, a machete, a knife and drug trafficking paraphernalia.
Both suspects had outstanding warrants of arrest and were later remanded into custody on numerous drug and weapons-related charges.
RCMP urge anyone who may have any information regarding drugs or any other criminal activity, to please contact your local police agency or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.
West District CREST continue to investigate.