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New Hazelton RCMP seize guns, drugs, stolen property following firearm incident

More than $20K worth of stolen items include power tools, artwork and computers

New Hazelton police have seized guns, other weapons, drugs and a large amount of stolen property following a firearm incident last week.

On Jan. 12 officers responded to a complaint at a residence on Churchill Street about an incident in which one person allegedly pointed a firearm at another person, according to an RCMP press release.

A suspect was later arrested and Mounties found a prohibited firearm believed to have been involved in the earlier incident.

During the investigation, police obtained a search warrant. The search uncovered numerous firearms and other weapons as well as drugs the RCMP believe to be cocaine and oxycodone.

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“This investigation has been forwarded to BC Prosecution Service for review for potential charges,” said Staff Sgt. Darren Durnin, commander of the New Hazelton detachment.

Officers also recovered what the estimate to be more than $20,000 worth of stolen property. Items include power tools, artwork and both desktop and laptop computers.

Members of the public who believe their property might be among the items seized, or who have other information about this case, can call the detachment at 250-842-5244.

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Thom Barker

About the Author: Thom Barker

After graduating with a geology degree from Carleton University and taking a detour through the high tech business, Thom started his journalism career as a fact-checker for a magazine in Ottawa in 2002.
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