May 06, 2014 - 12:35 PM
KAMLOOPS – A local man with ties to an organized cocaine operation pleaded guilty to two drug charges in Kamloops Supreme Court yesterday.
Jean-Claude Auger, 38, is one of eight Kamloops men charged after an RCMP sting discovered an organized cocaine dial-a-dope operation. The group operated from February until October of 2012. RCMP uncovered the sales by wiretapping the phone lines.
Auger pleaded guilty to possession for the purpose of trafficking and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.
Almost 1,000 “customer” phone numbers were uncovered by police who seized 1.3 kilograms of cocaine, $142,000 in cash, bullet proof vests, drug paraphernalia, four firearms, ammunition and two vehicles.
Police believe one of the eight men is tied to the west coast gang known as the United Nations.
The others allegedly involved with Auger and the operation were Steven Lloyd Currie, Christopher Anderson, born 1991, Tyrell MacDougall, born 1984, Bradley Charles Edwards, Christopher Williams Bayers and Adam John McCaw.
Auger is currently serving a sentence for assault. He will appear in court for sentencing on October 27.
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