The Quesnel RCMP’s crime reduction unit found guns, drugs and cash after searching a Doherty Drive apartment. Two people were arrested. (Quesnel RCMP photo)

Quesnel RCMP seize 1 kilogram of fentanyl, guns and cash in drug bust

Sgt. Richard Weseen said the bust found "the trifecta" of drug trafficking

  • May. 28, 2021 12:00 a.m.

A Quesnel couple has been arrested after RCMP seized drugs, cash and two guns while searching an apartment on Doherty Drive.

Quesnel RCMP executed a search warrant Thursday morning, May 27, where one man and one woman living inside the apartment were arrested.

Police found one kilogram of fentanyl, 245 grams of cocaine, 14 grams of meth, two rifles, and $9,000 in cash.

“The items that were recovered during this search warrant are the trifecta of drug trafficking,” Sgt Richard Weseen said in a news release.

“The illegal drugs are for sale and distribution, the cash is the profit the trafficker made by taking advantage of vulnerable people, and the firearms are used for intimidation and to protect their stash.”

The bust was made by the crime reduction unit., which has seized over $340,000 worth of drugs from the Quesnel area over the past year.

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“The sheer volume of this seizure is a success in the battle against drug trafficking and illicit drug use in our community,” Weseen said. “This is the third seizure of firearms in one week from those who are involved in the drug trade, said Sgt. Richard Weseen of the Quesnel RCMP.”

Weseen added the names of the people are not being released as the investigation continues, but charges have been forwarded to the Crown prosecutor.

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