Saturday, May 27, 2017

Prince Rupert RCMP arrest two as part of twin police operations in the city Friday

Members of the Prince Rupert RCMP were criss-crossing McBride Street on Friday morning, executing search warrants under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,  targeting two residences on Sixth Avenue, one east of McBride, the other on the West.

The first police operation took place at 6:45 AM when the RCMP executed a search warrant for a residence in the 400 block of 6th Avenue East, upon entering the home police located evidence that the residence was being used as a clandestine lab.

As part of that investigation a hazardous material team was utilized to assist with the search. As a result of the search police have arrested a male and female who are now in custody.

The second search warrant was put to use at 8:30 AM, when members of the Prince Rupert RCMP searched a residence in the 200 block of 6th Avenue West, located not too far from the city's RCMP detachment itself.

From that investigation a marijuana grow operation was discovered, though no arrests were made at the time, as no one was located in that residence.

Prince Rupert RCMP executed two search warrants on Friday morning
attending to two residences on Sixth Avenue East

In a statement from Friday, Sergeant Jagdev Uppal, the Media Relations Officer for the Prince Rupert detachment noted that both search warrants were related to each other and that the investigation is ongoing at this time.

The RCMP continue to ask the public for assistance and remind residents of the city that Crime Stoppers pays money for information related to the apprehension of individuals responsible for drug trafficking.

If you have any information to provide you can contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136  or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

The full RCMP information release can be found here.

For more items related to Emergency Response case files in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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