Overall, four males and one female were arrested following the search. The individuals range in ages from 23-31, and have been released from custody on a promise to appear in court in July.
Police are recommending charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking against all of the suspects, as well as charges of possession of a prohibited weapon against two of the suspects.
In a release, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says, “Recent drug overdoses involving cocaine and Oxycontin in Fort St. John lead us to believe that more people are experimenting with ‘poly drug use’. Using any iillegal drug is very hazardous. The act of ‘poly drug use’ is even more dangerous and can often be deadly. The work of our police officers in getting these drugs off the streets of FortSt. John helps keep our community healthy and safe.”