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Police deal with several drug overdoses in city

A substantial amount of drugs have been seized and two people arrested for trafficking in downtown Prince George.

On Wednesday July 19 at approximately 2 p.m., members of the Prince George RCMP’s Downtown Safety Unit attended an industrial area along First Avenue where several people appeared to be setting up a shelter.  While speaking to one man known to him, an officer observed what appeared to be a quantity of drugs.  Officers arrested the man and seized over 17 grams of fentanyl packaged into over 140 individual doses.  A small amount of methamphetamine and marihuana, as well as four knives were also seized.

Darryl Bryan Tom, a 45-year-old Prince George resident, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Tom was held in custody overnight and was scheduled to appear in court today.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday July 18, police and other emergency services responded to a suspected fentanyl overdose at the same location on First Avenue.  A 38-year-old male was treated by paramedics and released.

At approximately 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday July 19, police and other emergency services responded to a suspected opioid overdose near the corner of Third Avenue and George Street in Prince George.  A 46-year-old woman was administered Naloxone and transported to hospital for further treatment.

On Thursday July 20 at approximately 10:45 a.m., a member of the Prince George RCMP’s Downtown Safety Unit was conducting patrols for a female suspect in a disturbance report earlier in the morning.  The officer located the woman near the corner of Fourth Avenue and Dominion Street and observed her smoking marijuana.  The woman was arrested and located in possession of significant amounts of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine.  She was also in possession of a large quantity of cash.  The female was released on a promise to appear for court at a later date.  The disturbance file is still under investigation.

The Prince George RCMP is committed to enforcement and prevention initiatives that combat the possession and sale of drugs in the community.  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)222-8477, online at (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 recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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