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Two charged in Kamloops drug trafficking investigation

Kamloops RCMP have been working on a drug trafficking investigation since last year and two men have now been charged.

The Targeted Enforcement Unit executed two arrest warrants for drugs and firearms offences on May 1 and 2, according to an RCMP press release.

The investigation began exactly a year ago when police searched a residence on Stagecoach Drive and found drugs and weapons a year ago on May 3, 2023.

After the seizure last year those who were arrested were released as police continued to investigate.

Cameron Ronald Ross Cole, 40, and Shane Bradley Cameron, 44, have now been arrested and charged with a total of 17 crimes related to last year’s seizure.

“We hope that these charge approvals help encourage those in the community to continue to report suspected criminal activity, and feel confident in the investigative process and its subsequent results," detachment commander Supt. Jeff Pelley said in the release. 

Both Kamloops men have been charged with two counts of possessing a controlled substance for the purpose and trafficking, fentanyl and methamphetamine, four counts of firearm offences for possessing a 9 mm Polymer80 model, and a 9 mm Glock with ammunition and no licence or registration.

Shane Bradley Cameron has also been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Both men have been released with conditions and will be monitored ahead of their court appearance on June 3.

Other recent searches conducted by the Targeted Enforcement Unit are unrelated to these charges and are still under investigation.

“As our Targeted Enforcement Unit members continue to work extended hours and adjust shifts on a moment’s notice, we do so with the confidence that our efforts are contributing to a safer community,” the unit’s Sgt. Kevin McIntyre said in the release. “Our focus on enforcement strategies to suppress, disrupt, and put ongoing pressure on local drug traffickers doesn’t end with this project. Those involved in criminality are strongly encouraged to consider an exit strategy.”

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