Traffic Stop Nets Drugs, Firearms
Prince George, B.C. – Two people are in police custody after the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) discovered drugs, guns, and a knife during a traffic stop in the VLA last week.
CFSEU-BC UGET members were conducting a patrol in the 2200 block of Norwood Street last Friday afternoon when a blue Mercury Marquis appeared to accelerate away from a police check in the neighbourhood.
The Marquis made several turns to avoid police. A check of the license plate showed it was actually registered to a red Ford Taurus. Once the vehicle was stopped one man and one woman exited the vehicle where police eventually found a spring assisted knife, a bag of an unknown substance believed to be drugs, and a baseball bat. A further search yielded a loaded shotgun, a loaded .22 calibre rifle, and ammunition.
21-year-old Dylan Leslie Prince is facing several charges including two counts of transporting a firearm in a careless manner; two counts of possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence; and two counts of occupying a vehicle knowing there was a prohibited/restricted weapon in the vehicle.
Meanwhile 26-year-old Shayla Rae Crispin has been charged with multiple charges as well including four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon without a license; two counts of transporting a firearm in a careless manner and two counts of possession of a weapon while prohibited.
Both individuals have been remanded in custody. Prince’s next court date is scheduled for October 5, 2016 and Crispin’s next court date is October 6, 2016.
The CFSEU says both individuals have lengthy criminal records and are thanking the Prince George RCMP for their assistance in this case.