Youth in custody after drug seizure

Police execute search warrant, seize cocaine, fentanyl and cash and take a lone male into custody.

  • Aug. 5, 2015 8:00 p.m.

A 16 year old Burnaby youth was taken into police custody following the execution of a drug search warrant on July 31st, 2015, in Cranbrook.

The Cranbrook/Kimberley Crime Reduction Unit received information on a suspected drug trafficker residing in a local motel.

A search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act was obtained and executed which resulted in the seizure of a ½ ounce of cocaine, 86 Fentanyl  pills and $4,000 in cash.

“The Crime Reduction Unit continues to be busy and diligent in working to keep illicit drugs off the streets of Cranbrook,” stated S/Sgt Dubnyk.  “This was a great example of the Crime Reduction Unit working closely with Cranbrook Detachment officers to act quickly on this information.

“There has been a tremendous amount of media attention about recent overdose deaths related to fentanyl ingestion.  Cranbrook is not exempt from these kinds of drugs so the police continue to caution local residents of the extreme dangers associated to illicit drug use and in particular fentanyl.

“In the past few months the Cranbrook/Kimberley Crime Reduction Unit has seized several ounces of cocaine, crack cocaine, thousands of fentanyl pills and tens of thousands of dollars from suspected drug traffickers.”