Significant drug seizure in Slocan Valley

Slocan Lake

2023-05-17 15:12 PDT

File # 2023-2164

In the early morning of May 17th, 2023, frontline officers with the Slocan Lake RCMP made a significant drug seizure while en-route to a disturbance call.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., an officer came across a vehicle in a ditch near Silverton. The vehicle's occupants, a male and a female, appeared asleep. The officer stopped to check on their well-being and discovered evidence indicating recent drug activity.

Upon further examination, the officer developed suspicion of drug trafficking. The two occupants were detained for Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Subsequent inspection of the vehicle revealed significant amounts of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine, as well as items believed to be stolen property.

"This seizure is particularly notable for the Slocan Valley," said Cpl Thomas Gill, Detachment Commander. "The quantity of drugs recovered is enough to supply every citizen in our community with a dose of these highly toxic and dangerous substances."

The two individuals were released without charges, pending further investigation. The vehicle was seized and will be referred to the Civil Forfeiture Office, as it appears related to the proceeds of crime.

The RCMP is committed to the safety and well-being of our community. This seizure underscores our ongoing dedication to combating drug trafficking and its associated crimes. We will continue to work tirelessly to keep illegal and dangerous substances off our streets.

Released by:

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398


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