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Police, security keep 'fair safe'


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This article was published 8/6/2014 (1114 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Brandon police were busy at the Manitoba Summer Fair over the weekend.

Police confiscated five grams of cocaine and $500 cash from a Brandon youth at the fair on Friday evening. The 17-year-old male was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.

Another 17-year-old male was apprehended on Friday with an arrest warrant. He was intoxicated at the time which was a breach of his probation.

Both youths were released from custody with court dates in August and July respectively.

Sgt. Kevin McLean of the Brandon Police Service confirmed an additional two breaches of court order and three arrest warrants were dealt with on Saturday evening at the fair.

"Any large event is going have a few people that aren’t doing the right thing," said Rob O’Connor, general manager of the Provincial Exhibition. "The police and security teams have been doing a great job at keeping the fair safe for everyone."

O’Connor confirmed that both uniformed and plain clothed officers were on site at all times during the fair as well as Paladin Security members.

» Brandon Sun


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