P.G. man facing drug, firearms charges

A Prince George man is facing multiple charges linked to a drug bust in August 2019, according to a statement released by Prince George RCMP.

Tyler Aaron Gelowitz, 39, is facing five counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, plus one count of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a loaded, restricted firearm without authorization.

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The charges stem from an investigation by the Prince George RCMP's street crew unit, which conducted search warrants on five homes on Aug. 1, 2019. The homes were located on the 2800-block of Parent Road, 4100-block of First Avenue, 4300-block of Eaglenest Crescent and two in the 100-block of McIntyre Crescent.

During the searches, police seized 1.3 kilograms of cocaine, 0.5 kg of methamphetamine, 200 grams of fentanyl and 28 grams of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB).

In addition, police seized a total of nine firearms, including two pistols, a silencer and $129,000 in cash.

Gelowitz is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 18.

Anyone with information regarding drug trafficking in Prince George is asked to call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300. Tips can also be made anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

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