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'Prolific' drug operation busted in Fort St. John

Fort St. John police say they seized 160 grams of suspected cocaine and other drugs and guns after busting up a “prolific” drug operation earlier this month.
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(RCMP Handout)

Fort St. John police say they seized 160 grams of suspected cocaine and other drugs and guns after busting up a “prolific” drug operation earlier this month.

RCMP say the local drug and crime reduction units conducted a joint force operation on Sept. 8, executing a search warrant on an apartment in the 8000 block of 86 Street.

According to RCMP, approximately 160 grams of suspected cocaine and other various amounts of suspected controlled substances were seized, along with a loaded revolver style handgun, a loaded bolt action rifle, several rounds of ammunition, and $8,495 of Canadian currency.

RCMP say three people were arrested and several drug and firearm charges are being pursued.

“Illicit drug trafficking contributes to a wide variety of social issues within our community ranging from mental health calls, property thefts, violence and toxic drug poisoning," Staff Sergeant Scott Watson said in a news release.

“The proactive work by our plainclothes units like this contributes to a greater overall public safety for our entire community. Great work.”

Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 250-787-8100.