Prince George RCMP continue investigations into diverted Safer Supply prescriptions

Prince George

2024-04-08 11:24 PDT

File # 2024-7224

A multi-unit investigation into the diversion of Safer Supply prescription drugs, spearheaded by Prince George RCMP’s Downtown Safety Unit and Problem Oriented Policing team, has resulted in the arrest of two people.

Police officers acted on tips received from the public as well as on information from other ongoing police investigations. Multiple days of investigation into the alleged trafficking of Safer Supply medication provided investigators with enough evidence to arrest two individuals who were seen allegedly exchanging illicit drugs for safer supply drugs. We have reached out to our partners in Health Care to share the information learned in these investigations, states Inspector Darin Rappel, Investigative Services Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

Photo of the drugs seized by police
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A subsequent Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed on the 3000-block of Nechako Drive, the home of one of the persons arrested. Investigators seized more Safer Supply prescription drugs, suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl, as well as a small amount of cash, counterfeit cigarettes and additional evidence of drug trafficking.

The suspects were released without charges, pending the full results of the investigation. Both are known to police for similar offenses.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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