Drug trafficking investigation leads to arrest

Police on Wednesday seized cocaine, crystal meth, crack, heroin, weapons and cash.

Smithers RCMP arrested a local man following an investigation of drug trafficking.

The man — who is known to police — is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Smithers Thursday.

A search warrant was executed on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Police seized cocaine crystal meth crack and heroin. Police also seized two imitation handguns and other weapons including a prohibited weapon, and cash.

“continued targeting of illicit drug trafficking and weapons possession remain a detachment priority,” said Smithers detachment commander Staff Sgt. Rob Mitchell in a press release.

The unnamed man is expected to face charges stemming from a previous similar offence, according to the release.

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