Street Crew Unit seizes more drugs, firearm in significant drug bust
2023-06-02 09:40 PDT
File # 2023-10319
On Friday, May 26, 2023, Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew 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, states 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 youth, 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 continued targeted enforcement and by proactively working with partner agencies, such as the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team.
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 www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (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.
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.
Cpl. Jennifer CooperCommunications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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