Powell River RCMP make drug trafficking arrests

Two investigations result in charges against five people and seizure of large quantities of drugs

Powell River RCMP have made two major drug busts in the last two weeks.

On Wednesday, September 26, police issued a search warrant and seized various amounts of cocaine, crystal meth and what was believed to be fentanyl, as well as a large amount of cash and a vehicle, according to a media release on Friday, October 12.

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Two males and one female were arrested on the scene for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. They will appear in court in December.

On Friday, October 5, RCMP conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle. Upon investigation, a substantial amount of cocaine and what was believed to be fentanyl were seized. Two male occupants of the vehicle were arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.  

Both males were placed on conditions that they are not allowed in Powell River and are set to appear in court in December.

RCMP will not be releasing any further information as the matters are currently before the courts.

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