Charges laid against seven individuals in Coquitlam RCMP’s Project E-Neowise


2023-07-20 09:58 PDT

File # 2020-601 Project E-Neowise

Coquitlam RCMP is sharing the results of Project E-Neowise which resulted in seven individuals charged and the seizure of guns, drugs, cash and vehicles.

In the fall of 2020, Coquitlam RCMP’s Drug and Organized Crime Unit (DOC) launched a project targeting known drug traffickers operating within Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Richmond and Vancouver.

In April and May of 2021 three search warrants were executed in Coquitlam and Richmond with the assistance of Richmond RCMP. Then again, on December 8, 2021, Coquitlam RCMP DOC and Uniform Crime Reduction Unit (UCRU) with the assistance of Combined Forced Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC), and Vancouver Police Department (VPD) DOC executed four search warrants in Coquitlam and Vancouver.

Bags on table filled with multiple types of drugs

Multiple types of firearms laying on a table

During the course of the investigation, the following were seized:

On Friday, July 7, 2023 charges were laid against seven individuals aged 26 to 56 years old.

Coquitlam resident, Joshawa Hall, 27-years old was charged with:

Coquitlam resident, Owen Cooper, 28-years old was charged with:

Coquitlam resident, Luka Cipin, 27-years old was charged with:

Chilliwack resident, 40-years old, Christopher Abra was charged with:

Coquitlam resident, 30-year old, Katrina Desjarlais was charged with:

Alberta resident, 26-year old, Tanner Kadylo was charged with:

Port Coquitlam resident, 56-year old, James Gueulette was charged with:

Project E-Neowise yielded fantastic results with charges being laid against seven individuals, and the seizure of guns, drugs, cash and vehicles, said Superintendent Keith Bramhill, Officer in Charge of Coquitlam RCMP. The success of this project demonstrates the unwavering commitment to aggressively pursuing organized crime networks working within the Vancouver Lower Mainland. We will continue to enforce against the illegal drug trade and disrupt criminal networks often to create safer communities.

Police are reminding the public that if they see anything suspicious within their neighbourhood to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.

Released by

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

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