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Teens 14 and 17 years old arrested in drug bust in the city

The Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit has seized more drugs in the city.

On Friday, May 26, the unit executed a search warrant at a residence on the 1200-block of Central Street East, as part of their ongoing effort to disrupt the illicit drug trade in Prince George.

“Police officers seized approximately 1.5 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine from the residence, as well as drug trafficking paraphernalia and cash. A loaded firearm was also seized,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

During the investigation two male youth, ages 17 and 14, were arrested and found to be in possession of a large quantity of illicit drugs. The youths, who are from the Lower Mainland, are known to police. They were later released to the Ministry of Children and Family Development, with future court dates.

During recent investigations, police have identified a trend of youth being recruited by organized crime groups, many of which are connected to the B.C. Gang Conflict, to commit offenses on behalf of their organizations. If anyone suspects a youth of being used to commit crimes, they are encouraged to contact the Prince George RCMP non-emergency line to speak with an investigator.

Police will continue to enhance public safety through ongoing targeted enforcement and by proactively working with partner agencies, such as the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team.

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