A significant supply of a powerful drug was seized by Prince Rupert RCMP in late August, a seizure that came following a request for assistance from Kitimat RCMP.
Prince Rupert RCMP arrested 34 year old Jeremiah Dylan Pilgrim and 26 year old Caitlyn Ashely Nelson after receiving a call for assistance related to an alleged assault in Kitimat. As a result of the arrest, RCMP seized over 1,200 tablets containing heroin and Fentanyl. In addition to the drugs, over $12,000 in cash was also seized. Both Pilgrim and Nelson were charged with two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and are scheduled to appear in court in Prince Rupert on Sept. 30.
"Illicit drugs have a profound effect on all communities, including the North Coast and are not just a big city problem. There has been one death earlier this year in Prince Rupert believed to be related to a Fentanyl overdose as well as multiple non-fatal overdoses," said Sgt. Jagdev "Dave" Uppal, noting Fentanyl is believed to be 100 times more potent than morphine.
"It is up to each and every citizen in Prince Rupert to take ownership of the drug problem to ensure the safety of our community,friends and family members."