Meth trafficking among charges laid after woman ignores police stop in stolen rental car

A woman arrested Friday after fleeing police in a stolen car is facing several charges including drug trafficking.
Police tried to stop a car, which ignored their request. After pursuing it and arresting the driver, they found the car had been stolen and the driver in possession of meth. (Sabrina Carnevale/CBC)

A 27-year-old woman has been charged after she allegedly ignored a police traffic stop, abandoned a stolen rental car in a Winnipeg alley and was eventually caught with meth.

It started around 11:15 a.m. Thursday when members of the police service's street crime unit spotted the rental car near Pacific Avenue and McPhillips Street, in the West Alexander area.

When they tried to get it to pull over for a traffic stop, it drove away. Police followed it to Wellington Avenue and Arlington Street where a woman parked it at the back of a residence before jumping out and running away.

The officers gave chase and when they caught the woman, they found her with three bags with about three ounces of methamphetamine and cash.

An investigation revealed the vehicle had been stolen Monday morning from the 600 block of Boyd Avenue. Its licence plates had been stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of Flora Avenue on Feb. 17.

The woman has been charged with:

  • Possession of meth for the purpose of trafficking.
  • Possession of the proceeds of property obtained by crime.
  • Possession of property obtained by crime.