RCMP Showoff Drugs and Guns

ohn RCMP detachment, as the local police displayed drugs, cash, and weapons seized in recent busts. In particular, Constable Jackelynn Passarell spoke of two busts that took place last week. On June 10th, the local RCMP arrested a female leaving a fort St. John residence, who was found to have more than an ounce of cocaine on her person. The next day, which was Wednesday, police stopped a vehicle on the Alaska highway. A search of the vehicle revealed almost 400 grams of marijuana, almost 300 grams of cocaine, almost 40 thousand dollars in cash, and a loaded 9 millimetre handgun. It’s thought that the two men arrested in the second bust were high-level drug traffickers, with possible links to the Independent Soldiers gang in the lower mainland. And so, the RCMP showed off the spoils from the busts at Fort St. John headquarters today, and Constable Jackelynn also explained the delay in talking about it.
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Now, Constable Passarell also spoke about the biggest news of the day, which came out of Williams Lake, where Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services stopped a suspicious vehicle this morning. A search of that vehicle led officers to around ten thousand dollars in cash, as well as a large bag, which contained 29 hand guns. At this point, it’s presumed that the guns were likely the same ones stolen during a break-in at BackCountry Sports in Fort St. John last Sunday. Constable Passarell says she thinks the suspect was attempting to take the guns to the lower mainland, to be used by members of the drug trade.
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The suspect in question has been charged with more than 200 criminal code offences, and was scheduled to make his first appearance in a Williams Lake court this afternoon. Speaking last week, Corporal Milo MacDonald told us about his concern with handguns in the drug trade.
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Passarell adds all weapons still have to undergo a forensic examination before they can be returned to BackCountry Sports. All of the money will be forwarded to BC’s Attorney-General.

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