DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP patrolling in the early morning of February 27th made a pair of arrests that resulted in drugs and weapons being taken off the street.

According to a release, RCMP noticed a vehicle driving suspiciously in Dawson Creek, and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The vehicle took off at high speed. RCMP did not pursue the vehicle, but officers established containment of the area.

Later, the vehicle was located parked in a residential neighbourhood. Walking away from the vehicle were two suspects RCMP were familiar with from previous interactions. One suspect was observed throwing a satchel in the snow.

Both suspects were arrested for Flight from Police. After searching the discarded satchel, RCMP found drugs believed to be Fentanyl. The drugs were packaged in a manner indicative of trafficking, leading to both suspects being arrested for Possession and Trafficking of Fentanyl.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a loaded modified SKS rifle, which is prohibited. A 20-gauge shotgun was also found, with the serial number tampered with.

Both suspects are in custody and face additional charges to their Flight from Police, including multiple drug possession and trafficking charges, multiple firearms offenses, and breach charges relating to previous court-imposed conditions.