POLICE – Drugs, cash, vehicles and weapons seized in Kamloops

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It’s been a busy couple of days for Kamloops RCMP on the illicit drug front.

At about 10 a.m. July 16, following information received from an alert citizen, police were directed to the 200 block Tranquille Road where people were reported coming and going from a vehicle and believed to be purchasing drugs.

The vehicle was located and searched, along with the occupants. About 177gr of suspected Fentanyl was seized, along with an air pistol and an electric baton and close to $25,000 in cash.

Later the same day, the Target Enforcement Unit of the Kamloops RCMP executed a drug-related search warrant at a home on the North Shore, seizing a substantial amount of suspected Fentanyl, two firearms and about $5,000 in cash. In both cases, a vehicle was also seized by police.

Lastly, at about 3 a.m. July 17, RCMP investigated a single-vehicle collision on Hillside Drive at Pacific Way. In that vehicle, another 93gr of suspected cocaine and more money were seized.

“All‐in‐all, we believed that all these drugs seizures represent approximately $70,000 worth street value,” said S/Sgt Van Laer.

“We don’t need to remind anyone in Kamloops about the opioid crisis that has affected us all, or the drug related violence that we observed in recent years. Seizing this amount of drugs, money and dangerous weapons is nothing short of outstanding work from our members, helping keeping the community safe.”

A number of suspects have been identified in all of the incidents, and criminal charges are expected to be forwarded to the B.C. Crown counsel for assessment. Investigations are all ongoing and police will not say if any or all of the events are related, nor would they release any names at this time.

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