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Drugs seized and arrest made during Kamloops RCMP investigation

Suspected drugs, trafficking material and ammunition seized by Kamloops RCMP on Aug.4
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August 04, 2021 - 5:03 PM

A covert police investigation lead to an arrest and seizure of suspected illegal drugs, packaging and bullets, in Kamloops today, Aug. 4

In response to reports of drug use and crime in the Yew Street area, the investigation was conducted by members of the Kamloops RCMP Targeted Enforcement Unit at around 3 p.m, Kamloops RCMP said in a release.

While conducting surveillance, they observed what appeared to be a drug deal take place.

Drugs and ammunition were seized and a 30-year-old Kamloops man, known to police, was arrested.

The man was released, pending the investigation’s conclusion and subsequent charge recommendation related to drug trafficking.

“Today’s arrest was part of our ongoing efforts to suppress street-level crime in pockets of the community where residents have voiced their concerns about what they’re experiencing,” Kamloops RCMP Inspector Jeff Pelley, Officer in Charge of Operations, said in the release.

Anyone who witnessed anything, has surveillance, or information that may be helpful to this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-26869.

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