Police seize fake weapons, drugs, alleged stolen property from downtown 'drug house'
By Jessica Wallace
(JESSICA WALLACE /InfoTel Multimedia)
September 10, 2013 - 9:50 AM
KAMLOOPS - RCMP have seized drugs, electronics and two pellet guns after raiding a downtown 'drug house.'
A search warrant was issued for an apartment in downtown Kamloops known to police for drug activity. RCMP executed a raid at an apartment located at 356 Seymour St. on Friday around 8:20 p.m.
"One handgun style pellet gun and a long-gun style pellet gun were removed from the residence," said RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush. "Both could have been easily mistaken as regular firearms."
Bush said the replica weapons were likely used to intimidate people.
"The residence had been identified by police as a problem residence with high drug activity associated to it," Bush said.
Seven people were in the apartment during Friday's raid carried out by Kamloops RCMP Special projects Unit and the Southeast District Emergency response team. A stun grenade spewing smoke was tossed into the residence to distract the people inside, resulting in the smoke detectors being set off.
"A 48-year-old female associated to the residence could face charges in relation to this investigation," Bush said.
Police also seized electronics believed to be stolen property as well as a small quantity of cocaine, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.
Drug houses have not increased nor decreased in the last few years, according to Bush.
"There's really no community or neighbourhood that's immune to them," she said. "Whether it's downtown apartments, rural neighbourhoods, it doesn't seem to matter."
The investigation is ongoing.
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