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Prince George RCMP investigating after 15 people were arrested in downtown drugs, weapons bust

Fentanyl, cocaine among items seized via search warrant
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Prince George RCMP. (via Jess Fedigan, PrinceGeorgeMatters)

Mounties in Prince George are continuing an investigation following a drugs and weapons seizure last week.

According to local RCMP, the Downtown Safety Unit arrested 15 people inside a home on 1600-block, 11 Avenue while executing a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Thursday afternoon (Dec. 3). 

Around 1:30 p.m., police seized 38 grams of fentanyl, 23 grams of crack cocaine and a small amount of meth at the residence, along with a stolen loaded Winchester 94 rifle and a sawed-off 22 caliber rifle.

Cst. Jennifer Cooper explains the 15 people were later released as the investigation continues, which is typical when drugs are involved.

"After all the evidence is collected, such as confirmation from the lab on any drugs seized, the information will be forwarded to the Federal Prosecution Service for charge assessment," she explains in an email to PrinceGeorgeMatters.

"If charges are warranted, those persons under charge will be summoned to court.

"Finding that many people in a residence known to sell illicit drugs is not uncommon. Of those people, some would be there selling the drugs, some would have been there to buy the drugs and some likely would have stayed there while using the drugs."

Anyone with more information is encouraged to call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300, anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or go online to www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.