RCMP Briefs

Search warrant leads to drug cash and arrest, while dog bite leads to stitches.

  • May. 25, 2012 4:00 p.m.

May 13, at 11 a.m., Smithers RCMP executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in a residence on King Street.

A 32-year-old male and 26-year-old female were arrested and transported to the detachment. Two young children in the home were placed with family members.

A subsequent search of the residence led investigators to seize a substantial amount of cocaine, ecstasy and a small quantity of marijuana.

Police also seized drug paraphenalia and a large sum of cash.

The male and female arrested were later released.

RCMP are recommending charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for both people.

Dog bite

May 15, at 8 a.m., Smithers RCMP learned a female was bitten by a large dog, near the corner of Hudson Bay Mountain Rd. and Ptarmigan Rd.

The dog had been running loose. EHS transported the victim to hospital  for stitches for a severe bite to her upper leg.

Police spoke to the dog owner and concluded the dog was likely to continue to be a public risk. The dog was put down with consent of the owner.