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Prince George RCMP makes significant seizure of suspected illicit drugs

Two men were arrested following a drug trafficking investigation in Prince George.

Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit conducted the investigation over the past month RCMP wrote in a media release and executed two Controlled Drug and Substance Act warrants, one at a residence on the 2000 block of Pine Street, the other at an apartment building on the 1700 block of 17th Ave.

Police say they found and seized over 70 grams of suspected fentanyl, cash and drug trafficking paraphernalia for one of the suspects. Both men are known to police and have ties to the illict drug trade in Prince George.

According to police, investigators seized approximately 800 grams of suspected fentanyl, smaller amounts of suspected cocaine and methamphetamine, a large number of Dilaudid pills and a firearm in one of the residence.

This is a very significant seizure of drugs, which likely accounted for a large portion of Prince George’s illicit drug supply. Police believe this was used to target those frequenting the downtown area, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.

The amount of fentanyl seized is enough to supply approximately 8,700 single doses of the drug, with the approximate street value in Prince George of $391,000.

The suspects were released pending the results of the full investigation

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