Kamloops Mounties seized 13 ounces of suspected fentanyl, cash and a vehicle in the west side of the city on Wednesday (Sept. 22).
The seizure was carried out by the detachment’s targeted enforcement unit at 2:30 a.m.
Const. Crystal Evelyn said a man and woman were arrested at a gas station on Versatile Drive, just off Highway 1 at Copperhead Drive, with smaller amounts of suspected crack, meth and cocaine also seized.
“The targeting of alleged fentanyl traffickers remains a strategic enforcement priority of the Kamloops RCMP,” Insp. Jeff Pelley said in a statement. “The impact and removal of this illicit drug will have a positive community impact, preventing potential overdoses.”
The Kamloops man arrested was released pending further investigation, while the woman in the vehicle was wanted on a warrant and held in custody before a court appearance.
Evelyn explained that, as part of the criminal justice system, police are often required to release those arrested and continue their investigation before applying for charge approval from Crown counsel.