Five women and two men were taken into police custody yesterday following the execution of a search warrant in the city.
Shortly after 5 p.m. Jan. 23, Prince George RCMP members executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant on a residence in the 2200 block of Upland Street.
Officers representing the Detachment's Crime Reduction Team, Downtown Enforcement Unit and Drug Section, converged on the rental property and located seven persons associated to the residence. Five adult females - aged 28, 38, 42, 44 and 44 - and two adult males - aged 30 and 57 - were arrested without incident.
A quantity of heroin and crack cocaine was seized along with evidence of drug trafficking.
All seven have been released from custody or will be released from custody, pending their first court dates scheduled for some time in March.
"The Prince George RCMP is committed to enforcement and prevention initiatives that combat the possession and sale of drugs in the community. These search warrants were supported by information provided to the police by concerned citizens who are also committed to ridding their community of this problem," said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Craig Douglass. "It is through these types of collaborative partnerships that criminal drug activity is effectively reduced."
Anyone with information about illegal drug activity in our community, please contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword "pgtips".