RCMP have charge two people after an automatic licence plate reader detected the vehicle they were in had stolen plates.
Police say that on Friday, June 30, 2023, officers along with members of the Manitoba First Nations Police Service were conducting traffic enforcement in Opaskwayak Cree Nation. While parked and conducting vehicle checks the plate reader spotted the stolen license plates. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver and passenger were arrested.
A search of the vehicle uncovered:
- 10 grams of suspected cocaine
- various drug paraphernalia
- 23 debit and credit cards, believed to be stolen
- 6 different Manitoba ID cards and driver’s licences believed to be stolen and/or fake
- 2 Indian Affairs Status Cards, one of which is believed to be fake
- 12 cellphones
- Multiple fake and forged cheques
- An undisclosed amount of Canadian currency
32-year-old driver, Shery Lambert of Moose Lake, was charged for her alleged involvement with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000, Fraud, Possession of Forged Documents, Unlawful Transportation of Liquor, Unlawful Transportation of Cannabis, Driving Unregistered Vehicle, and Driving Without Valid Driver’s Licence. At the time of her arrest, Lambert was on probation in relation to a conviction for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.
She was detained in custody.
The second accused, a 24-year-old female passenger, was charged for her alleged involvemenbt with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000, Fraud, and Possession of Forged Documents. She was released pending an appearance in court.
Police continue to investigate the forged documents.
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