DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – GPS tracker leads the Dawson Creek RCMP to a drug lab and stolen property.
On December 16, 2020, the Dawson Creek RCMP tracked stolen property using a GPS tag. The stolen property was shown to be in a Dawson Creek home.
The home belonged to a well-known property and drug offender operating in the Dawson Creek area. A search warrant was granted, which allowed police authority to enter the property to collect the stolen items.
On top of the stolen property, the RCMP found drugs and firearms in plain view. The property was secured, and a second search warrant was granted, which gave the RCMP permission to collect the drugs and firearms and re-enter the property.
During the second search of the property, the RCMP found a drug production operation that they believe was being used to produce fentanyl.
Items seized due to this investigation included fentanyl, methamphetamines, prohibited firearms, and stolen property.
Three males were also arrested on the scene, including the property owner. All three have been released unconditionally at this time while charges are submitted to the Crown Prosecutor for approval.
One of the three males was also arrested the week prior and was found to be in possession of a prohibited firearm, a collapsible baton, fentanyl, and methamphetamines.
Separate charges are intended to be submitted relating to this matter for charge approval once the investigation is completed.