Police make fentanyl arrests stemming from ambulance theft

Police make fentanyl arrests stemming from ambulance theft

Winnipeg police have made two arrests in connection after a fentanyl theft out of a Winnipeg ambulance last month. 

Police say that at around 3 a.m. on Nov. 27, six vials of drugs — four of which were fentanyl — were nabbed from a Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service ambulance that was sitting in the ambulance bay at St. Boniface Hospital. 

Two vials of midazolam and two vials of fentanyl are still unaccounted for. 

Const. Jay Murray was coy on how police identified the two men who were arrested, saying the investigation was still ongoing. 

“It’s too early to tell at this time if one of these individuals were the people or persons responsible for stealing these narcotics from the ambulances,” Murray said. “This investigation is still somewhat open. You still have a total of four vials somewhere out there.” 

Murray cautioned the public that taking any amount of fentanyl can be fatal. 

Chisptopher Lee Tonn, 26, and Gary William Dutka, 44, both from Winnipeg have been charged with possession-related offences, including possession with the purpose of trafficking. 

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