Quesnel couple is facing charges after another large seizure by the Quesnel Crime Reduction Unit
2021-05-28 10:45 PDT
File # 2021-4047
Two Quesnel residents were arrested after the Crime Reduction Unit seized drugs, cash, and two firearms during a drug investigation.
On May 27, 2021, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at an apartment complex on Doherty Drive. A man and woman who lived in the apartment were arrested inside the residence.
The search resulted in the seizure of one kilogram of fentanyl, 245 grams of cocaine, 14 grams of methamphetamine, two firearms, and approximately $9000 in cash.
The sheer volume of this seizure is a success in the battle against drug trafficking and illicit drug use in our community. This is the third seizure of firearms in one week from those who are involved in the drug trade, said Sgt. Richard Weseen of the Quesnel RCMP.
The items that were recovered during this search warrant are the trifecta of drug trafficking. The illegal drugs are for sale and distribution, the cash is the profit the trafficker made by taking advantage of vulnerable people, and the firearms are used for intimidation and to protect their stash, stated Sgt. Weseen.
Firearm and drug charges are being forwarded to the Crown for charge assessment. The names of the people involved are not being released at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.
Sgt. Richard WeseenOperations NCO
584 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, BC V2J 2B5
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