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Quesnel man facing drug trafficking charges

A Quesnel man was arrested in possession of drugs, cash, and a firearm after a month-long drug trafficking investigation in that city.

In November of 2020, the RCMP Crime Reduction Unit(CRU) investigated a man who was believed to be operating a drug trafficking network in Quesnel.

On December 9, 2020 CRU arrested the man after observing him engaged in drug trafficking activities. After the arrest, the police executed a search warrant on a residence that was associated to him. As a result of the investigation, the police seized:

  • 79 grams of cocaine;
  • 22 grams of methamphetamine;
  • 34 grams of heroin/fentanyl;
  • 123 grams of psilocybin (magic mushrooms);
  • $6,940 in cash;
  • 12 gauge shotgun with ammunition;
  • Taser; and
  • Body armour.

“Drug trafficking continues to be a priority for the Quesnel RCMP,” said Sgt. Richard Weseen of the Quesnel RCMP. “CRU is making a positive impact on the fight against drug and property offenders since their inception in the spring of 2020.”

The man was released from custody and is facing a number of drug and firearm related charges.

If you have any information on drug trafficking in the community, or any other crime, please call the Quesnel RCMP at (250)992-9211, or Crime Stoppers at 1(800)22-TIPS.

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