Meth seizure worth nearly $900,000 believed to be largest in Winnipeg's history
Winnipeg police seized methamphetamine worth an estimated $895,000 during a raid in the Amber Trails neighbourhood.
About five kilos of the drug were seized from a home in the first 100 block of Moldan Bay on Aug. 27, said police.
The seizure is believed to be the largest in Winnipeg's history, said police.
Along with the methamphetamine, officers also seized one ounce of heroin, 4.5 grams of cocaine and two counterfeit $100 bills.
A 29-year-old male suspect and a 24-year-old female suspect face a number of charges for trafficking in controlled drugs or substances.
Neighbours said they had no idea what was going on until police arrived.
Despite the large seizure, police said meth isn't as big a problem in Winnipeg as it is in other cities.
Jason Helgason, a recovering meth addict, said he never had any difficulties finding the drug when he was using it.
Helgason hopes the recent meth bust will mean less of the drug on streets and less temptations for addicts.
"You know what, even if one person changes from that five kilo bust, it was worth it," he said.
Officers won't say if the suspects in the drug bust were previously known to police, or whether there's any sort of gang connection.
- with a report from CTV's Laura Lowe