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RCMP Street Crew continues drug enforcement

The beginning of April shows no slowdown in the drug and firearms enforcement by Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit.

The Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit ended March by executing two drug warrants in an attempt to impact the street level drug trade in Prince George.

Not wanting to slow down on their momentum, members of the Street Crew Unit began April with three more warrant executions between April 1 and April 8.

On April 1, 2021 at 8:35 p.m., police executed a search warrant at the basement unit of a residence on the 900 block of Carney Street in relation to a drug trafficking investigation. Police arrested a man and a woman in residence and later released them without process pending further investigation. Police located a third man whom they arrested on outstanding warrants and held for court. This man had a quantity of cash and suspected illicit drugs in his possession, which are consistent with drug trafficking.

Members located scales, packaging, ammunition and an assortment of weapons commonly used in the street-level drug trade.

In the evening on April 7, 2021, members of the Street Crew unit watched three men and a woman leave a motel on the 2200 block of the Hart Highway. Police are familiar with these individuals, and as such, they continued to watch the vehicle until it parked at a business on the 5900 block of O’Grady Road. Members of the Street Crew Unit saw the occupants of the vehicle enter the business and leave a short time later with several items. Enquiries with the business showed the suspects had stolen the merchandise, worth approximately $1,500. Police quickly arrested all four suspects for theft under $5,000 and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Street Crew executed a drug warrant on the motel where they originally saw the suspects and arrested two more women. They arrested one woman on an unendorsed warrant and held her for court. The second woman was released pending further investigation.

“In addition to approximately one ounce of suspected methamphetamine, members found a loaded .22 calibre rifle,” said Const. Jennifer Cooper. “One of the males arrested for theft was also the subject of an arrest during last month’s Boost and Bust project run by the Downtown Safety Unit.”

Rounding out their week of warrants, on April 8, 2021, in relation to an ongoing drug trafficking investigation, Street Crew executed the last warrant at a residence on the 2100-block of Spruce Street. Police arrested 10 adults on scene, releasing all but two of them pending further investigation. The search of this residence yielded a quantity of drugs including suspected methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl and suspected crack cocaine. Police also seized scales, packaging, ammunition and a multitude of weapons, including a replica pistol, in addition to a quantity of cash.

“This is the second (drug) warrant executed on this residence in the past month,” said Sergeant Chad Chamberlain of the Street Crew Unit. “Not to mention another series of enforcement actions whereby the Street Crew Unit has removed both guns and drugs from our streets.”

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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