Undercover Work in Queensway Targets Drug Dealers
Prince George, B.C.- Prince George RCMP Detachment Superintendent Warren Brown first hinted his team has been targeting drug dealers in the Queensway – 17th Avenue area of Prince George at a recent meeting with residents of the area, and while full details have yet to be released, Superintendent Brown says the operation has been successful.
“Drug Traffickers play on vulnerable people, they engage in a gang lifestyle they use violence to intimidate people and we have far too much of that in our community” says Supt. Brown.
Prince George RCMP officers have been doing some under cover work in the Queensway-17th neighbourhood and while residents have complained about “open drug dealing” on the streets, he says some of that action may well have been unsuspecting traffickers selling drugs to under cover officers.
“It was time to utilize a number of investigative avenues to target those folks and we’ve made very deliberate efforts this year” says Supt. Brown.
Covert measures were started during the summer and he says that operation has led to police identifying “a couple of dozen drug traffickers in the community”. The investigative information is now in the hands of Crown Counsel, and he is hopeful that within the next week or two, the suspects will be rounded up and charges laid.
“Fentanyl is alive and well in Prince George” says Supt. Brown “We have far too many overdoses and deaths here. We are not unlike any other community in B.C., whether knowingly, willingly , we have drug traffickers putting it out in our community too, so that’s too high a risk, too high a threat to tolerate and we need to focus resources on that and I would say we have had a pretty successful turn of events in that (drug busts) over the summer.”
So stay tuned, Supt. Brown says details of arrests will be coming soon.