Brandon Police say they have seized more than $2 million in drugs and several firearms following the search of three locations this week under an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.
Brandon police and the Dauphin RCMP searched a rural property near Gilbert Plains on Oct. 15. As a result of that search, police arrested three suspects and seized about 270 pounds of Marihuana, two kilograms of cocaine, a large quantity of Canadian currency and numerous firearms.
In a press release issued this afternoon, police say Reid Dykun, 58, and Garret Dykun, 25, both from rural Gilbert Plains, were charged with possession of marihuana and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, unsafe storage of firearms and possession of proceeds of crime. Brian Decosse, 29, of Calgary, Alberta, was also charged with possession of marihuana and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.
All three men are currently in custody in Dauphin, and will be released for court there on Dec. 18, 2012, once they meet bail requirements.
Also on Oct.15, as the Sun reported, police searched a rural property near Kemnay. Three more suspects were arrested, a large quantity of Canadian currency and a pound of MDMA (ecstasy) was seized, along with 2 firearms.
Jayant Venn, 33, of rural Kemnay, was charged with conspiracy to traffic in marihuana, possession of proceeds of crime and unsafe storage of firearms. He was remanded and released for court on Dec. 13. 2012. A 29-year-old female, also from rural Kemnay, was charged with possession of proceeds of crime and unsafe storage of firearms. She was released for court on Dec.13, 2012. The third male suspect was released unconditionally.
Yesterday, a 30 year old female was arrested after a search warrant at a rural Brandon property. A small amount of marihuana and psilocybin was seized, along with a firearm. She was released for court on Dec. 13, 2012 on charges of possession of marihuana and psilocybin.
The potential combined street value of the drugs seized will be in excess of 2 million dollars. Police say the investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time.