(Black Press file photo)

(Black Press file photo)

Five arrested following surveillance of house in Fort St. James

Police seized suspected narcotics, weapon

RCMP are pursuing charge information relating to possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking following what’s described as a targeted enforcement of a suspected drug house in the community.

Officers moved in on a house in the 500 Block of Fir St. in Fort St. James, after obtaining a search warrant based on having the residence under surveillance.

“The occupants were arrested and over 130 grams of suspected powder cocaine, suspected methamphetamine, as well as a small quantity of suspected heroin was located,” a police release indicated.

Officers also seized a 9 MM carbine semiautomatic rifle and paraphernalia associated to packaging and sale of illicit drugs.

Officers also pulled over a vehicle that had made a short visit to the residence, finding inside what they say was a “known street level trafficker” in possession of more than 21 grams of suspected powder cocaine and methamphetamine.

In all, five persons were arrested, say police.

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