Early in the morning of Sept 13, police executed a Search Warrant on a residence in Cranbrook. Six persons were arrested, four are facing charges.
Police seized several ounces of “crack” Cocaine, Cocaine, numerous Fentanyl pills, weapons, cash and paraphernalia associated to drug trafficking. Also seized was items and equipment used for the production of freebase or “crack” Cocaine.
The Cranbrook/Kimberley RCMP Crime Reduction Unit commenced an investigation into a male believed to be trafficking Cocaine and Fentanyl pills. Once sufficient evidence was obtained they applied for and were granted a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
Members of the Crime Reduction Unit along with Cranbrook General Duty members and a Police Dog Service arrested the six persons. Two were released without charges and four are facing drug and Criminal Code charges. One male is from Cranbrook, two are from the Vancouver and one female is from the Elk Valley.
One subject had outstanding warrants; two were already on court ordered conditions and have additional charges of Failing to Comply with a Court Order. All four will be appearing in court today, Monday Sept 14.
“It’s believed that the subjects supplied illicit drugs to persons in the area not just Cranbrook. Our Crime Reduction Unit was able respond and effectively shut the operation down within a short time of these persons arriving in Cranbrook”. Cpl Chris Newel, Kimberley RCMP.
The Cranbrook/Kimberley RCMP would like to remind residents of the negative effects that drug trafficking has on their community, including an increase in other crimes, medical emergencies due to overdoes along with the exposure and unnecessary risk and violence associated to drug trade.
Police encourage anyone who has information on drug traffickers to report it to the RCMP or contact CrimeStoppers anonymously.