Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit continues to target the city’s street-level drug trade, executing three more Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) warrants in the first week of April.
This was followed after March ended with the crew executing two warrants in the VLA neighbourhood in a one-week span.
RCMP spokesperson Cst. Jennifer Cooper says, not wanting to slow down on their momentum, members of the Street Crew Unit executed the following CDSA warrants between April 1 and 8:
On April 1 at 8:35 p.m., Street Crew members executed a search warrant at the basement unit of a home on 900-block Carney Street in relation to a drug-trafficking investigation.
Police arrested a man and a woman from in the residence and later released them without process pending further investigation.
Officers then found a third suspect whom they arrested on outstanding warrants and held for court. This man had a quantity of cash and suspected illicit drugs in his possession, which are consistent with drug trafficking.
Members located scales, packaging, ammunition and an assortment of weapons commonly used in the street-level drug trade.
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In the evening on April 7, Street Crew members watched three men and one woman leave a motel on 2200-block Hart Highway, which RCMP say are all familiar with them. They continued to watch the vehicle until it parked at a business on 5900-block O’Grady Road.
Police observed the occupants of the vehicle enter the business and leave a short time later with several items.
Mounties say inquiries with the business showed the suspects had stolen the merchandise, worth approximately $1,500 in total, and all four were quickly arrested for Theft Under $5,000 and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.
The Street Crew then executed a CDSA warrant at the motel where they originally saw the suspects and arrested two more women. They arrested one on an unendorsed warrant and held her for court, while the second was released pending further investigation.
“In addition to approximately one ounce of suspected methamphetamine, members found a loaded .22 caliber rifle," explained Cst. Cooper.
"One of the males arrested for theft was also the subject of an arrest during last month’s Boost and Bust project run by the Downtown Safety Unit."
Rounding out their week of warrants in relation to drug-trafficking, the Street Crew executed a CDSA warrant at a residence on 2100-block Spruce Street on April 8
Police arrested 10 adults on scene, releasing all but two of them pending further investigation, and a search led to the seizure of a quantity of drugs, such as suspected methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl and suspected crack cocaine.
Police also seized scales, packaging, ammunition and a multitude of weapons, including a replica pistol, in addition to a quantity of cash.
“This is the second CDSA warrant executed on this residence in the past month,” says Sergeant Chad Chamberlain of the Prince George RCMP Street Crew Unit.
“Not to mention another series of enforcement actions whereby the Street Crew Unit has removed both guns and drugs from our streets.”
Anyone with more information about the above incidents is encouraged to contact Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300, anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go online to www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca.