'Very large' drug bust leads to three arrests


Three people in Dawson Creek have been charged as part of a large drug bust, according to the RCMP.

A five-month investigation into one drug network lead to search warrants being issued for four residences, one vehicle and one business, police reported.

The Feb. 28 search uncovered a "very large quantity of cocaine" and heroin, according to an RCMP release, as well as "a large sum of cash money" and a stolen handgun. Additionally, police have seized a Ford F-350 pickup truck.

Rebecca Burr, Alicia Farris and Jordan Hambler have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, the release said, but police added they expect more arrests and charges in the coming month.

Information is still being gathered about the local business and its connection to the drugs, the release said, adding that the RCMP will forward its findings to the city of Dawson Creek for a review of the business license.

The police would like to thank the many members of the community who have provided information and assistance in this investigation: "This information goes a long way in an effort to continue our commitment to ensuring the City of Dawson Creek is a safe place to raise a family," said Cpl. James Rutledge.

If you have information about this investigation or other criminal activity, please call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 2507843700 or Crime Stoppers at 1800222TIPS.

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