Merritt RCMP Detachment - Weekly Media Report


2021-07-26 14:20 PDT

The Merritt RCMP weekly media report contains information on new charge approvals and a court disposition.

Merritt men charged for multiple drug offences

Merritt RCMP File #2020-6011

On December 21, 2020, the Merritt RCMP executed a search warrant at a suspected drug house in the 2600-block of Granite Avenue in Merritt. The search yielded a significant amount of a drugs and a handgun.

On July 23, 2021, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada approved charges by indictment against Mr. Braeden Shane Drake for 4-counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and 1 count of commit offence with a firearm. Mr. Ernest Frank Loos was also charged with 3-counts of possession of a controlled substance in relation to the same incident.

Merritt man pleads guilty to arson

Merritt RCMP File #2019-149

On July 23, 2021, Mr. August David Caprian pleaded guilty to 3-counts of arson and 1 count of break and enter with intent, stemming a series of church arsons that occurred in the Nicola Valley in January 2019.

Mr. Caprian received a 24-month Conditional Sentence Order.

Released by:
Sgt. Josh Roda
Operations NCO
Merritt RCMP

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