Drug trafficking charges approved after February 15, 2023 arrest of two Castlegar residents


2023-04-28 15:30 PDT

File # 2023-463

On Wednesday, February 15, 2023 the Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, with assistance from other Detachment officers, arrested two men for allegedly being responsible for the trafficking of suspected drugs. See original release 2023-02-20.

The arrests came after officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle the two accused occupied while in the 600 block of Christina Place in Castlegar, BC.

Further investigation led to the seizure of a large quantity of suspected Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, and Canadian currency. Castlegar RCMP completed their investigation and referred the matter the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for full charge assessment.

BC Prosecution Services have approved charges on 30-year-old Jesse Farmery, and 59-year-old Charles (Chuck) Adshead. Both have charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 

Both are scheduled to next appear in Castlegar Provincial Court on July 26, 2023.


Released by:

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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