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Drugs seized after police raid Pioneer Avenue house

Police executed a search warrant last week on a house they suspected of hosting drug trafficking activities.

On April 28, the Downtown Safety Unit executed the warrant on a house in the 100-block of Pioneer Avenue. Police are familiar with both the house and its occupants, whom they know to be violent. This house was the subject of previous police action by frontline members who executed a search warrant there earlier this year.

With assistance from the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit and Police Dog Services, members began executing the warrant shortly before 9 p.m. The eight people in the residence co-operated with police requests to exit the house. Police took all eight people into custody; they held two on outstanding arrest warrants and released the remaining six from custody pending the outcome of the investigation.

The search of the residence took approximately one-and-a-half hours. While in the house, police located drug trafficking paraphernalia as well as suspected methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl and illicit prescription drugs.

“In this instance, investigators located what appears to be prepackaged fentanyl consistent with what police are seeing in the downtown core,” said Sgt. Chamberlain, commander of the Street Crew Unit. “It is our belief that what members seized was destined for downtown. Even a minor enforcement action against those profiting by selling fentanyl in the midst of the opioid crisis is a positive victory.”

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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