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Possible pandemic violation leads to discovery of guns and drugs

A possible violation of COVID-19 restrictions led Prince George police to discover guns and drugs at a downtown hotel.

Wednesday morning members of the Prince George RCMP’s Downtown Safety Unit received information that guests staying at the Ramada Plaza Hotel were in violation of the province’s current protective measures order.

Information provided to police enabled them to perform a check for compliancy under the order. While searching the room for occupants, members of the Downtown Safety Unit observed a prohibited magazine in plain sight.

Police immediately arrested the occupants in the room for possession of a prohibited device and a search of the room for further prohibited items got underway.

“The search yielded large amounts of suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine and numerous prescription pills,” said Prince George RCMP Spokesperson, Const. Jennifer Cooper. “Police also found multiple firearms hidden throughout the room.”

Police also located various stolen items such as laptops, industrial tools and other electronic devices.

The two individuals arrested at the outset were released pending further investigation and results from analysis of the seized firearms.

This investigation is still ongoing.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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