Drug investigation leads to arrest, seizure of drugs, cash and firearm

 

The Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit have one man in custody and seized a quantity of illicit drugs and cash in relation to an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.

On Wednesday October 11, the Street Crew Unit arrested a 37-year-old Prince George man in a parking lot on Ospika Boulevard.  The suspect, police say, was in possession of heroin, cocaine and a small amount of cash.  His vehicle was seized as part of the investigation.

Evidence obtained, led officers to acquire and execute a search warrant at a residence on the 1600 block of Harper Drive where amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), and cash was seized.

The investigation led officers to acquire a second search warrant for a residence on Mullet Crescent in Prince George.  Upon execution of that warrant, officers located quantities of heroin and cocaine, along with a smaller amount of cash.  A loaded shotgun was also seized.

In all, over 500 grams of methamphetamine, more than 200 grams of cocaine, approximately 400 grams of heroin and nearly 250 grams of what is believed to be MDMA (ecstasy), was seized during this investigation.  The estimated street value of these drugs is in excess of $200,000.  Officers have also seized a large amount of cash and a vehicle.

Inspector Shaun Wright, Operations Officer for the Prince George RCMP, talks with local media about an arrest made in a kidnapping and sexual assault case. Bill Phillips photo
Inspector Shaun Wright, Operations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

“This is exceptional work by our Street Crew Unit to, yet again, rid this community of a significant amount of drugs and a firearm,” said Inspector Shaun Wright, Operations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.  “We are committed to continued enforcement efforts directed at individuals involved in gang activity and the drug trade, in order to keep our community safe.”

The suspect was released on a promise to appear for court on February 14, 2018.  His name will be released once changes are approved by federal Crown counsel.

If you have any information about illegal drug activity in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477), online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.