Eight Arrested in Drug Trafficking Investigation

Prince George, General Investigation Services

2017-01-16 08:03 PST

File # 2017-00367

Charges are likely following an investigation into drug trafficking at a residence in Prince George.

At approximately 10:20 PM on Friday January 13th, 2017, the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit stopped a vehicle on 15th Avenue near Nicholson Street. Two adult males were arrested and a quantity of cocaine was seized.

As a result of this traffic stop, the Street Crew Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on a residence in the 300 block of Moffat Street during the early morning hours of Saturday January 14th, 2017.

Inside the residence police arrested two adult males and four adult females. During the search, officers located and seized significant quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and prescription pills, as well as drug trafficking paraphernalia and cash.

Of the eight persons arrested, a 40 year old male & a 32 year old female have been remanded in custody and will likely appear in Provincial Court later today. A 31 year old female was released on a Promise to Appear for court on March 15th, 2017, and a 65 year old male was released without charge, but may be summoned to court at a later date. The four others were released without charge.

The investigation is continuing.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation. The Prince George RCMP is committed to enforcement and prevention initiatives that combat the possession and sale of drugs in the community. This search warrant was supported by information provided to the police by concerned citizens who are also committed to ridding their community of this problem. It is through these types of collaborative partnerships that criminal drug activity is effectively reduced.

If you have any information about illegal drug activity in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477), online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword pgtips. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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