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.