On May 6, members of the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit initiated an investigation into a person they suspected of selling drugs. Investigators subsequently arrested 40-year-old Mackenzie resident David Harding.
A police search of his vehicle yielded suspected fentanyl, suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a pellet gun, two rifles, an assortment of ammunition, and multiple stolen ID cards. At the time of his arrest, Harding was under multiple court-imposed conditions, including one not to possess any firearms or ammunition. Police held Harding in custody to attend a virtual bail hearing.
The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges against Harding:
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm While Knowing it is Unauthorized
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
- Carless Storage of a Firearm
- Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
- Fail to Comply with Undertaking
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance
Harding is back in the community on a release order, with a scheduled court appearance next month.
This file is still under investigation.