PRINCE GEORGE, BC: A substantial amount of drugs have been seized and two people arrested for trafficking in downtown Prince George…
On Wednesday July 19th, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, members of the Prince George RCMP’s Downtown Safety Unit attended an industrial area along 1st Avenue where several people appeared to be setting up a shelter.
While speaking to one male known to him, an officer observed what appeared to be a quantity of drugs. Officers arrested the man and seized over 17 grams of Fentanyl packaged into over 140 individual doses. A small amount of methamphetamine and marihuana, as well as four knives were also seized.
Darryl Bryan TOM, a 45 year-old Prince George resident, has been charged by Federal Crown Counsel with the following Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offence:
· Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
TOM was held in custody overnight and was scheduled to appear in court today.
At approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday July 18th, 2017, police and other emergency services responded to a suspected fentanyl overdose at the same location on 1st Avenue. A 38 year-old male was treated by paramedics and released.
At approximately 4:50 PM on Wednesday July 19th, 2017, police and other emergency services responded to a suspected opioid overdose near the corner of 3rd Avenue and George Street in Prince George. A 46 year-old female was administered Naloxone and transported to hospital for further treatment.
On Thursday July 20th, 2017 at approximately 10:45 AM, a member of the Prince George RCMP’s Downtown Safety Unit was conducting patrols for a female suspect in a disturbance report earlier in the morning.
The officer located the female near the corner of 4th Avenue and Dominion Street and observed her smoking marijuana. The female was arrested and located in possession of significant amounts of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. She was also in possession of a large quantity of cash. The female was released on a Promise to Appear for court at a later date. The disturbance file is still under investigation.
The Prince George RCMP is committed to enforcement and prevention initiatives that combat the possession and sale of drugs in the community. If you have any information about illegal drug activity in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Written and released by Prince George RCMP with edits by PJXM News.