Crime News: Drug bust on 6th Avenue and woman attacked with bottle

The RCMP seizes drugs and a taser from a home on 6th Avenue and are looking for witnesses of an assault at a house party.

The Prince Rupert RCMP seized 85 grams of Magic Mushrooms, 83 grams of Marijuana, $1070.00 and a taser from a house on 6th Avenue East during a drug bust late last month.

Police showed up at the house on the 1300 block of the street with a search warrant on February 24 at 1:41 in the morning and arrested all three people in the house.

“The RCMP”s overriding goal is to ensure safe homes and safe communities for Canadians,” says Cst. Matthew Ericson with the Prince Rupert RCMP.

“We believe that the sale and use of illicit drugs and its inherent criminality harms individuals and communities.”

According to police, one of the people arrested during the bust could be facing weapons charges on top of drug offences but none of these charges have been forwarded to Crown prosecutors yet.

In other police news, the RCMP is asking for witnesses to come forward after a woman had to be admitted to hospital with head injuries after a house party.

In the wee hours of the morning on February 12, the police received a call from the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital that a woman had been bright in with serious head lacerations.

When police arrived Prince Rupert woman told them that she had been at a house party at 431 7th Avenue East when a man smashed a bottle over her head.

“At this stage of the investigation it appears as though this assault was unprovoked,” says Cst. Ericson.

The victim was treated for her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

The police are having a much harder time investigating the assault however, and currently have no witnesses to the attack and are asking for anyone attending the party that night who saw what happened to come forward.

“At this time we are looking to identify any potential witnesses that attended the party and may have seen the assault take place,” says Cst. Ericson.









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