January 30, 2014 - 11:07 AM
KAMLOOPS - About 100 doses of methamphetamine are off Kamloops streets after an RCMP drug bust earlier this week.
A Kamloops RCMP Targeted Enforcement Unit raided a downtown motel, executing a search warrant at a room on Tuesday, police told media today.
About 10 grams of meth, cash, other drug trafficking paraphernalia, bear spray and a taser were seized from the Columbia Street establishment.
“That’s 100 doses taken off the street,” said Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush. “That’s a good seizure.”
Bush estimated a dose as a personal amount smoked in one use, about 0.1 of a gram, though someone may use more or less.
The seizure was part of an ongoing drug investigation and comes after a reported rise of the drug in the city. Police have been working with a local Rotary Club to organize a community task force to target the problem in the Tournament Capital.
Bush said the woman is from the Lower Mainland and police are unaware of how long she has been in Kamloops. She also said police had no indication of meth production in the room of the seizure. Police are recommending weapons charges and possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.
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