Seven arrested, ‘substantial seizure’ of cocaine and cash made by Williams Lake RCMP

Police say the arrests relate to a multi-layered drug trafficking operation in the city

Williams Lake RCMP say they have effectively disrupted a multiple layered drug trafficking operation within the City of Williams Lake with the arrests of seven individuals they believe are responsible.

The investigation, named Project E-Pelargic, saw officers from various RCMP units work together over several months in 2018 to execute multiple search warrants and initiate multiple arrests, as well as making a “substantial seizure” of cocaine and cash.

The comprehensive investigation was led by the Williams Lake General Investigation while being supported by the Cariboo Chilcotin Crime Reduction Unit, Police Dog Services, General Duty Uniform Section and Traffic Services.

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The following individuals have been charged with the identified offences under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substance Act:

• Janine Emma Alphonse with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance identified as cocaine;

• Nolan Basil Harford with one count of trafficking a controlled substance identified as cocaine;

• Justin Kyle Williams with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance identified as cocaine;

• Tye Christopher Jeff with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance, all identified as cocaine;

• Brian Mathew Dorsey with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance identified as cocaine;

• Brandon Kyle Wijma with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance identified as cocaine;

• Jeremy William Squires, of Port Coquitlam, with one count of possession of Canadian currency in excess of $5000 knowing the property was obtained as proceeds of crime.

“Community safety being enhanced through targeting offenders actively involved in the drug trafficking trade in Williams Lake and its surrounding communities continue to be a priority of the Williams Lake RCMP,” said Insp. Jeff Pelley. “This investigation is a testament to the all the officers involved and their dedication focusing on community safety while targeting those believed to responsible from multiple communities.”


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