CTV is reporting that "The Campbell River RCMP say two people were arrested after police executed a search warrant at a home near the north end of the city earlier this month. Mounties say the property on Ebert Road was the site of four suspected overdose deaths since 2017."
"On March 16, police searched the home and arrested a 66-year-old woman from Campbell River as well as a 27-year-old man from the Lower Mainland. Mounties also seized several weapons, ammunition and a replica firearm, as well as more than $3,000 in cash, 13 grams of fentanyl, 17 grams of crack cocaine, four grams of cocaine, 316 hydromorphone pills and several other prescription medications." The amount of drugs seized doesn't sound like much but it is very significant because this is street level drug trafficking.
When we led a crack down on crack campaign in south Seattle back in the /80's during the US crack epidemic, the crack houses would only have a small amount of drugs on location at a time. They had runners that would keep reloading them with more drugs. They was if they were raided, they'd only get caught with a small amount of drugs and avod a significant penalty. They were selling a significant amount of drugs but they only had a small amount in their possession at a time. Confronting street level trafficking is very important work because if you let forest fire burn out of control, it will consume everything in its path.
The RCMP is reporting that "During the month of March 2023, Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit executed two search warrants in support of a two-month long drug trafficking investigation. The search warrants were executed on the 1700-block of 17 Avenue and the 2600-block of Recplace Drive.
During the searches, nearly 1400 grams of suspected fentanyl, 170 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 28 grams of suspected cocaine, as well as drug trafficking paraphernalia, were located and seized.
This is a significant seizure of fentanyl and is enough for approximately 14,000 individual doses of the illicit drug.
One male was arrested and subsequently released back to the community pending the full results of the investigation."
This bust is also significant because it confronts street level trafficking. Police also seized a kilo of Fentanyl in Chilliwack along with crystal meth and illegal guns in the hands of criminals. That saves lives, reduces crime and reduces gun violence. Just sayn.