POLICE – Investigation leads to drug trafficking and possession charges


A drug-trafficking investigation from November has resulted in charges against two Kamloops men.

On Nov. 9, 2020, members of the Kamloops RCMP Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU) arrested two men as part of an ongoing drug investigation. The men were released with a court date, pending charge approval by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, which was recently received.

Cody Lee Arthur Housego, 26, of Kamloops, is charged with one count of possessing methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Darcy Dean Anderson, 32, of Kamloops, faces four charges: two related to unlawfully possessing fentanyl and methamphetamine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and two contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada for possessing instruments suitable for the purpose of breaking into a place or motor vehicle, and possessing an identify document related to another person, without a lawful excuse

Anderson’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 11; Housego’s for March 29, 2021.

Kamloops suspicious vehicle file leads to weapon seizure in Barriere 

A suspicious vehicle reported in Kamloops led to an arrest and charges for a man located in Barriere Friday night.

On Feb. 26, around 6 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Kootenay Way. Officers from Kamloops’ rural detachment located the car on Highway 5 and attempted to stop it unsuccessfully.

A police officer with the RCMP’s Central Interior Traffic Services later observed the vehicle at a gas station in Barriere, and with the assistance of a Barriere officer, the vehicle’s driver was detained, then arrested. A number of items were seized as part of the ongoing investigation, including a loaded semi-automatic rifle.

Cameron Jaykob Deakin-Robertson, 22, of Kamloops, faces five charges related to possessing a firearm, occupying a vehicle knowing a firearm was present, possessing stolen property, and driving while prohibited.

He was remanded in custody with a next court appearance scheduled for March 15.

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