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Stolen vehicle investigation yields guns, drugs

On October 31, 2022, just before 3:00 a.m., Prince George RCMP officers observed a vehicle travelling above the posted speed limit on Highway 97 near Austin Road. Before investigators could conduct a traffic stop with the vehicle, it pulled into a gas station on the 1700-block of Highway 97. As police officers continued their investigation into the Motor Vehicle Act infraction, they discovered the vehicle was possibly stolen.

“Three people associated to the vehicle were detained for the investigation,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “One of the suspects was found with a pistol-style pellet gun in their pocket; a subsequent search of the vehicle located a loaded firearm, several more pellet guns, suspected methamphetamine and psilocybin and a large quantity of cash, which are consistent with drug trafficking.”

The three suspects were released without charge, pending the full results of the investigation. All three suspects are known to police.

The file remains under investigation.

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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