32 arrested in connection with Peace Region drug trade

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – A police agency that investigates organised crime across the province announced this morning that 32 more people have been charged with drug-related offences in the BC Peace region.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says an investigation that began in July 2015 resulted in the arrests of dozens of people and the seizure of drugs and firearms related to alleged trafficking offences.

The anti-gang agency says the latest arrests are in addition to others that occurred in June, and that police have conducted numerous traffic stops and seized drugs including cocaine, fentanyl, and approximately $70,000 in cash.

Speaking on behalf of the CFSEU-BC, Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton says that charges involving the alleged offences have also disrupted street-level drug networks in the province’s Chilcotin, Cariboo and northern areas.

Court appearances for the latest people charged are scheduled to continue until October 25th.

Warrants have also been issued for at least eight other individuals who have not yet been arrested.

The thirty two individuals that have been charged are:

  • 30-year old Nuaman Abdillahi Mohamud of Fort St. John is charged with six counts of trafficking a controlled substance and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. His next court date is scheduled for September 21st, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 22-year old James Beattie is charged with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for October 25th, 2016 in Dawson Creek Law Courts.
  • 31-year old Darcy Beaulieu is charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for September 13th, 2016 in Dawson Creek Law Courts.
  • 20-year old Rory Baxter is charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for October 25th, 2016 in Dawson Creek Law Courts Law Courts.
  • 35-year old Lisa Beaulieu is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance. Her next court date is scheduled for September 13th, 2016 in Dawson Creek Law Courts.
  • 28-year old Rae-Dawn Campbell is charged with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Her next court date is scheduled for September 13th, 2016 in Dawson Creek Law Courts.
  • 19-year old Preston Norris of Williams Lake is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.
  • 22-year old Lashway Merritt of Williams Lake is charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance. There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.
  • 25-year old Arin Charleyboy of Williams Lake is charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance. There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.
  • 18-year old Tyson Maurice of Dawson Creek is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for September 13th, 2016 in Dawson Creek Law Courts.
  • 44-year old Isabel Laboucan is charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance. Her next court date is scheduled for September 15th, 2016.
  • 26-year old Alena Anne Wallace of Fort St. John has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. There is currently a warrant out for her arrest.
  • 23-year old Curtis Britz of Fort St. John has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.
  • 34-year old Sam Allen Arvid Tapanila of Fort St. John is charged with five counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for September 14th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 52-year old Troy Lynn Romanow is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. His next court date is scheduled for September 28th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 37-year old Paul DelGrosso of Fort St. John has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.
  • 20-year old Ghislain Leonard Cormier of Fort St. John has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for September 14th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 19-year old Joshua James Carter has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. His next court date is scheduled for September 21st, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 19-year old Kevin William Danais is charged with eight counts of trafficking a controlled substance and three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. His next court date is scheduled for September 21st, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 26-year old Andreas Fuchs is charged with four counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for September 14th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 27-year old Kelsey Douglas Paul Gauthier is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for September 14th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 22-year old Jerron James Shane Kraushar of Fort St. John is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.
  • 20-year old Danick Daniel Leger is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.
  • 19-year old Shane Lyne is charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. His next court date is scheduled for September 21st, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 24-year old Jamie Joseph Cormier is charged with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance. There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.
  • 37-year old William James McWhirter of Fort St. John is charged with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance and four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. His next court date is scheduled for October 12th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 20-year old Brandon Eric Robichaud of Fort St. John is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for September 14th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 36-year old David William Shane is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for September 14th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 29-year old Marc Andre Renaud is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for September 14th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 20-year old Wayne Allan Weatherhead is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for October 5th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 20-year old Colby Lynne Davis is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. His next court date is scheduled for October 5th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.
  • 25-year old David James Oster of Fort St. John is charged with four counts of trafficking a controlled substance and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. His next court date is scheduledfor September 14th, 2016 in Fort St. John Law Courts.

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