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Mounties recover vehicles stolen from 108 Mile, drugs, weapons in Riske Creek, Williams Lake

Prolific offenders arrested

Stolen vehicles, firearms and drugs were among the items seized recently after Mounties from the Cariboo Crime Reduction Unit (CCRU) executed search warrants in Riske Creek and Williams Lake.

On Oct. 22, 2022 CCRU officers, with the assistance of front-line police officers from the Alexis Creek detachment, executed a search warrant in the 2200 block of Highway 20 in Riske Creek.

As a result of the search warrant the following were seized by police; a Ford F-350 and a Dodge 2500, both stolen from 108 Mile House, stolen medical supplies, an unregistered firearm, in this instance a long rifle.

Cpl. Brent Squire of the Williams Lake RCMP said two prolific offenders were arrested on scene, both prohibited from possessing firearms, and charges are pending completion of the investigation.

On Oct. 29 2022 CCRU officers, with the assistance of front-line police officers from the Williams Lake detachment, executed a search warrant on a residence in the 500 block of Midnight Drive, as part of a drug trafficking investigation. As a result of the search warrant, the following items were seized; 290 grams of methamphetamine, which equates to up 2,900 individual hits, 35 grams of cocaine, which equates to up 175 individual hits, one ounce of fentanyl, which equates to up to 280 individual hits, a loaded .357 handgun, an SKS rifle, a significant amount of Canadian currency and supplies consistent with the cutting, packaging and trafficking of illicit drugs, say police.

As a result of this investigation three individuals, including a prolific offender and member of a gang, were arrested. Charges are pending the completion of the investigation.

“The CCRU, working with our colleagues at the RCMP detachments within the Cariboo-Chilcotin area, will continue to target prolific offenders operating in our communities,” said Cpl Kevin Fung of the CCRU. “Seizures like this are a significant blow to those who seek to profit off the addiction and suffering of the vulnerable in the communities we serve. The RCMP, along with our health care and community partners, continue to battle the opioid crisis in our region. Enforcement remains a key element of that battle, and we are always seeking information from the public to further our investigations.”

The Williams Lake RCMP encourages the public to report suspicious activities they believe associated to drug trafficking to the detachment at (250) 392-6211, or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Angie Mindus

About the Author: Angie Mindus

A desire to travel led me to a full-time photographer position at the Williams Lake Tribune in B.C.’s interior.
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