Drug trafficking investigation results in large seizure of drugs

Prince George

2023-05-31 10:07 PDT

File # 2023-2856

On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 6000-block of Rita Place.

During the search, suspected fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as drug trafficking paraphernalia and cash, were located and seized.

Police have identified the fentanyl seized as extremely potent and it is believed to be responsible for several drug overdose deaths in Prince George in the last month, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

One person was arrested and subsequently released back to the community pending charge approval by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

The seizure of these drugs has saved lives and resulted in a safer community, says Cpl. Scott Cundy of Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit. We would like to remind the public that investigators are targeting enforcement action against those involved in the illicit drug trade and we encourage the public to contact police or Crime Stoppers with any information.

Did you know that Prince George RCMP has Online Crime Reporting? The Online Crime Reporting tool is available to report crimes that meet certain criteria.

You can also view an interactive Crime Map that provides information about recent and historical property crime incidents by visiting princegeorge.ca/crime-map.

Released by:

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper
Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3300

Email: princegeorge_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: princegeorge.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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