12-year-old boy in Winnipeg gets arrested for cocaine trafficking

Canada's coolest tween gets popped by the fuzz


A 12-year-old boy in Winnipeg is probably so grounded after police laid cocaine trafficking charges against him following a raid earlier this week.

The tween is the youngest of six charged in a raid on Wednesday in the city’s west end. Police say it’s not uncommon for kids to be used as drug mules, but since they laid actual trafficking charges it’s likely the boy was, in fact, a bona fide drug dealer.

The 12-year-old was also already known to cops and was out on probation at the time of his arrested.

The real mystery here is what on Earth a 12-year-old would spend all his drug money on. Sure, he might have bought an Xbox and a flatscreen TV, maybe a Razor scooter or a Bop It Extreme — but then what?

The other people charged include two adult women, an 18-year-old male, a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old female. People told CTV they haven’t felt safe on their street since the drug-dealing neighbours moved in several months ago.

[CTV Winnipeg] [image via eightprime/Flickr]

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