Seven people charged following drug bust in Williams Lake

A months-long investigation has resulted in several arrests on drug trafficking charges in Williams Lake.

Project E-Pelargic, which started in 2018, was a comprehensive investigation was led by the Williams Lake General Investigation while being supported by the Cariboo Chilcotin Crime Reduction Unit, Police Dog Services, General Duty Uniform Section and Traffic Services. The investigation resulted in several arrests, search warrants and a seizure of cocaine and cash. The following individuals have been charged with the identified offences under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substance Act:

• Janine Emma Alphonse with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance identified as cocaine;

• Nolan Basil Harford with one count of trafficking a controlled substance identified as cocaine;

• Justin Kyle Williams with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance identified as cocaine;

• Tye Christopher Jeff with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance, all identified as cocaine;

• Brian Mathew Dorsey with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance identified as cocaine;

• Brandon Kyle Wijma with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance identified as cocaine;

• Jeremy William Squires, of Port Coquitlam, with one count of possession of Canadian currency in excess of $5,000 knowing the property was obtained as proceeds of crime.

“Community safety being enhanced through targeting offenders actively involved in the drug trafficking trade in Williams Lake and its surrounding communities continue to be a priority of the Williams Lake RCMP,” said Insp. Jeff Pelley, Officer in Charge of the Williams Lake detachment, in a news release. “This investigation is a testament to the all the officers involved and their dedication focusing on community safety while targeting those believed to responsible from multiple communities.”