Coke seized from semi

A Manitoba man was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking after police seized three kilograms of cocaine when they stopped an East-bound semi witnesses complained was driven erratically on the Trans-Canada.

A statement from Cpl. Thomas Blakney said Mounties stopped the vehicle on Sunday, August 17, shortly before noon and after conducting a few checks took the vehicle out of service.

The man has a date in Provincial Court on December 3.

Earlier this weekend, police arrested a 44-year-old local man who veered off the Humbert Street and rolled through a residential property damaging one fence then crashing to a halt on a fence on another property.

This incident occurred at 10:05 pm on Friday, August 15, and Blakney said in a statement that the man was charged with impaired driving. He is to appear in Provincial Court on October 1.