Prince Rupert RCMP bust cocaine and ecstasy dealers

An unknown quantity of stimulants were seized by Prince Rupert RCMP in June, with two individuals now facing criminal charges.

An unknown quantity of stimulants were seized by Prince Rupert RCMP in June, with two individuals now facing criminal charges.

“As a result of this seizure, illicit drugs were kept from being distributed within the community of Prince Rupert,” said Const. Matt Ericson, spokesperson for the Prince Rupert RCMP, on July 10.

The Prince Rupert RCMP Drug section executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1700 block of India Avenue on the evening of June 20. RCMP entered the home and discovered an amount of cocaine, ecstasy pills and cash.

“When these drugs are produced in facilities with no quality control or sanitation control there is no way to know what you are ingesting. There is no safe dosage when taking these types of drugs. Even a single use can lead to serious illness or death,” said Const. Ericson.

Police located several occupants in the residence, with two Prince Rupert men currently facing drug trafficking charges.

Const. Ericson said RCMP are not releasing what triggered the search warrant, or the exact amount of drugs taken into police custody due to the sensitivity of the investigation.

The Prince Rupert RCMP have executed eight search warrants for drugs so far in 2013.

This incident is under investigation, with Prince Rupert RCMP asking anyone with information to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at (250) 627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-TIPS (8477).