Police arrest two with alleged links to Peace Region drug trade

Two men wanted in connection to an investigation into drug trafficking in the Peace Region were arrested last week, authorities say.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC (CFSEU) says 23-year-old Fort St. John resident Curtis Britz turned turned himself into police in Chilliwack on Sept. 23.

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Britz has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, and will appear in Chilliwack Provincial Court Oct. 4. 

Two days earlier, on Sept. 21, the agency said it had arrested another man in connection to the investigation in Logan Lake, B.C.

Williams Lake resident Lashway Merritt, 22, is charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance. 

After the CFSEU was tipped off on his location by Williams Lake RCMP, Merritt turned himself in. He was released from custody and is expected to appear in Dawson Creek Provincial Court on October 4. 

Neither of the men have been found guilty of their charges.

RCMP say they are continuing to track down the other eight individuals who are outstanding. Current information suggests that they may be either in Ontario or the Maritimes.


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