In response to community concerns, members of the Guns and Drugs Section and Downtown Community Foot Patrol Unit took part in a project targeting drug trafficking in the downtown area between August 7 – 10, 2018.
Six men and one woman were charged with a total of four Criminal Code of Canada offences, as well as 20 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences. One man was arrested three separate times by LPS officers during the course of the project, two of those arrests taking place the same day.
The following items were seized:
17.8 grams of methamphetamine
25 8mg hydromorphine pills
7 12mg hydromorphine pills
0.3 grams of fentanyl
1 x 100mg morphine pill
9 x 60mg morphine pills
3 diazapam pills
2 ritalin pills
$528.40 in Canadian currency
“This project was developed to be responsive to concerns of street-level dealing and we are pleased with its success,” said Det. Supt. Bill Merrylees, head of the Criminal Investigation Division.
He also noted that investigators will continue to address this issue in the core.