September 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM
LOGAN LAKE - One of nine suspects wanted in connection with an alleged drug trafficking operation has been found.
Police say Lashway Merritt, 22, turned himself in at the police detachment in Logan Lake over the weekend, Sgt. Lindsey Houghton says in a media release.
He is one of nine individuals wanted by police in relation to an investigation by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit into drug trafficking in the Peace region of B.C. Police say the remaining eight individuals may be in Ontario or the Maritimes.
The initial investigation began in July 2015 and resulted in the seizure of cocaine, fentanyl, percocets, crystal meth, and firearms. The investigation resulted in the arrests of 43 people. Another 35 have been criminally charged.
Lashway, from Williams Lake, is charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance. Police recently became aware he was in Logan Lake and made efforts to contact him. He ultimately turned himself in.
He’s been released from custody and is set to appear in Dawson Creek Provincial Court on Oct. 4.
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