Mounties in Campbell River say the arrest of a young man resulted in the seizure of thousands of dollars in cash, drugs, weapons, and other items.
An 18-year-old male was arrested by the Campbell River RCMP’s street crime unit for drug trafficking after he was seen meeting another man at Willow Point Park on May 12.
Following the arrest and an investigation, officers seized over 33 grams of crack cocaine, 15 grams of powder cocaine, $11,000 in cash, a replica AR-style assault weapon, and a 2014 GMC Sierra, according to police.
Const. Maury Trye, media spokesperson for the Campbell River RCMP, said in a release that the seizure is an example of excellent investigative work and how young people can get caught up in the drug world.
“Excellent investigative work leads to seizures like this,” Tyre said in a media release issued Saturday. “This is also an excellent example of how the allure of easy money can drag young people into the drug underworld. Unfortunately, it’s something that seems to be happening more and more in the drug trade as younger people are recruited by gangs and larger suppliers.”