June 10, 2015 - 1:24 PM
KAMLOOPS – Kamloops RCMP conducted raids on two homes seizing large quantities of drugs, guns and stolen property as part of two separate, larger investigations.
On June 4, the Targeted Enforcement Unit stopped a vehicle leaving a suspected drug house in Kamloops, according to RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush. Inside the vehicle, they found a pound of cocaine. That got them a search warrant for the suspected stash house in the 2700 block of Valleyview Drive and there they hit the jackpot: Another pound of cocaine, a half-pound of methamphetamine, an ounce and a half of heroin, 758 oxycontin tablets and other drug trafficking paraphernalia. RCMP do not have a dollar value on the drugs seized.
A 46-year-old man arrested at the scene has not yet been charged, but police say he faces several charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was known to police but not a member of a gang.
Bush said the seizure amounts to roughly 10,000 individual doses of cocaine, 2,700 doses of methamphetamine, 500 doses of heroin and 700 doses of oxycontin. Bush called it a “significant seizure.”
The following day, June 5, police made another seizire, this time in the 800 block of Elder Road where they found guns and stolen property. In addition to five long barrel shot guns, RCMP seized electronics, a coin collection and power tools.
Many of the items, including electronics wrapped in original packaging, were expected to have been stolen from homes under construction.
Bush says this seizure was the result of source information and active work from the Crime Reduction Unit.
Maurice Tremblay, born 1988, will be in court June 15 facing 10 counts of various firearms charges, including unauthorized possession.
The RCMP continues to look into the origins of the weapons and whether they were purchased illegally.
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