RCMP Drug and Crime Reduction units combine for drug bust

Fort St John

2022-09-22 12:42 PDT

File # 2022-7409

On September 8th, 2022, the Fort St John RCMP Drug Unit and Fort St John RCMP Crime Reduction Unit conducted a joint force operation on a prolific drug trafficking operation.

A search warrant was executed on an apartment at the 8000 block of 86th Street.

As a result, approximately 160 grams of suspected cocaine, other various amounts of suspected controlled substances, a loaded revolver style handgun, a loaded bolt action rifle, several rounds of ammunition and $8,495 of Canadian currency were removed from the streets of Fort St John.

Seized items including 1 rifle, 1 pistol, 1 compound bow, ammunition, various drugs in clear bags, and three packets of Canadian currency.
View larger photo – seized items

Illicit drug trafficking contributes to a wide variety of social issues within our community ranging from mental health calls, property thefts, violence and toxic drug poisoning, said Staff Sergeant Scott Watson. The proactive work by our plainclothes units like this contributes to a greater overall public safety for our entire community. Great work.

A total of 3 people were arrested by police in connection to the investigation. Several drug and firearm offences are being pursued by police.

The Fort St John RCMP Continue to investigate and are asking anyone who may have additional information in this matter to contact the Fort St John detachment at 250-787-8100.

Released by

Cst. Chad Neustaeter

Media Relations Officer
Fort St John RCMP
10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC, V1J 3Z6
Office: 250-787-8100
Fax: 250-787-8133

Email: chad.neustaeter@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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