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Street Crew executes two drug warrants in one week

The last week of March was a busy week for the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit, which executed two controlled drugs and substances act warrants in one week.

On March 23, at approximately 6 p.m., the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit executed a warrant at a residence on the 2100 block of Spruce Street.

“While in the home, police located quantities of suspected methamphetamine and suspected cocaine,” said Const. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. “They also located a 12-gauge shotgun, a 300 Win mag rifle and an SKS rifle, as well as some ammunition.”

Investigators arrested two people who were inside the residence during the warrant execution. Police released them both without charges, pending laboratory analysis of the drugs and firearms located in the home.

At 11 p.m. on March 26, the Prince George RCMP Street Crew Unit, along with members from the North District Emergency Response Team (ERT), Police Dogs Services (PDS) and the Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU), executed a warrant on a known drug house on the 2200 block of Quince Street.

ERT members deployed CS gas, more commonly known as tear gas, into the residence in order to encourage those inside the house to exit. Five people came out of the residence and police arrested them on scene. General Duty members assisted in transporting two of them to the Prince George RCMP Detachment.

Police released the suspects later on without process, pending results of the investigation and laboratory analysis of the drugs located in the residence.

“This is common in a drug trafficking investigation as laboratory results are required before forwarding charges to Federal Crown Counsel,” said Cooper. “This means there is less delay between when the results are received and when charges are forwarded for approval.”

Evidence of drug trafficking was seized from the residence, including suspected fentanyl and illicit prescription drugs. Police also found approximately $8,000 cash on one suspect, which is consistent with street-level drug sales.

“This was the second CDSA warrant executed in one week in that particular area of town. The majority of violence in Prince George, whether it involves firearms or not, is connected to the street level drug trade and is why it remains our focus,” said Sgt. Chad Chamberlain, Unit Commander for the Street Crew Unit.

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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