The heavy police presence in Valleyview earlier this week led to a sizeable seizure of drugs and weapons, along with an arrest.
Const. Crystal Eveleyn said more than five kilograms of drugs and three firearms were seized after Kamloops RCMP officers executed three warrants in a span of less than 24 hours.
On Jan. 7 at about 10:30 a.m., officers and members of the emergency response team executed a search warrant at a west Valleyview residential unit as part of an ongoing drug investigation.
That search led investigators to two more locations, with warrants executed at an address in Sun Rivers and at a storage locker at the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc reserve.
In total, Evelyn said, more than five kilograms of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl were seized, along with three firearms and a substantial amount of Canadian currency.
“One man was arrested and later released without process [charges] as part of the ongoing investigation,” Evelyn said, adding that is the typical process for complex investigations that take time to process
The man was arrested at the Valleyview home.
As the investigation is ongoing, police are not disclosing the exact addresses where the three warrants were issued, the amount of money seized or the information that led police to the other two locations.