On February 29, 2024, as a result of an ongoing investigation, officers from the Ste-Rose du Lac RCMP, along with assistance from the Manitoba West District CREST unit and Police Dog Services (PDS), executed a search warrant at a residence located in Ebb and Flow First Nation.

As a result of the search, officers seized pre-packaged cocaine, methamphetamine, crack cocaine, prepaid credit cards, firearms, ammunition, cash and drug related paraphernalia.

Upon entry into the home, officers arrested seven suspects, four of which were later released without charge.

RCMP have charged a 39-year-old man from Ebb and Flow First Nation, and a 42-year-old woman, from Bacon Ridge, with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x2, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and several firearms-related offences. They were both later released from police custody for a court date scheduled April 11, 2024, in Dauphin.

A 29-year-old female, from Ebb and Flow First Nation, was found to have an outstanding Warrant of Arrest for a breach of a Conditional Sentence Order. Denee Baptiste was remanded into custody.

The Manitoba RCMP is committed to working with First Nation communities that have asked to make drug enforcement a priority.  These enforcement actions will continue as per the expressed wishes of community leadership.

The investigation continues.