Three incidents of alleged drug trafficking in Trail
Police were kept busy last week with three separate drug trafficking arresnts, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich
“On March 3, at 8:21 p.m., a Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to a complaint of two suspicious people in the 1300-block of Pine Avenue in downtown Trail,” Wicentowich said. “The RCMP officer located two 33-year-old Trail men and conducted an investigation into their activities at the scene.”
The RCMP officer determined that one of the men had an outstanding arrest warrant, and that man was arrested at the scene.
“A search of the man subsequent to his arrest located approximately 25 grams of a substance suspected to be fentanyl, 3 grams of suspected methamphetamine, cash, weapons and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.
“The 33-year-old Trail man could face new charges. Trail RCMP will submit its full investigative findings to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for a full charge assessment.”
The following day, on March 4 at 6:20 p.m., a front line Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was conducting a patrol in downtown Trail BC when he observed a 57-year-old Trail man allegedly trafficking illicit drugs to his clients in the 1300-block of Bay Avenue. The RCMP officer arrested the man without incident.
“A search of the 57-year-old Trail man’s backpack following his arrest yielded 13.5 grams of a substance suspected to be fentanyl, 1.5 grams of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine, $4,000 cash and other alleged drug trafficking paraphernalia.”
Finally, on March 7, 2021 at 11:50 p.m., a front line Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was conducting a patrol when he observed a black 1996 Mazda truck being driven erratically in the 3000-block of Highway 3B in Trail BC. A traffic stop was conducted and during the police officer interaction with the driver roadside, evidence that driver was impaired by a drug was detected.
“The officer entered into an impaired driving investigation. The man allegedly failed to pass a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST), administered by the officer roadside.
“The 48-year-old Fruitvale man was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition under section 215 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act. The truck was towed away from the scene.
“Additionally, the man allegedly was found to be in possession of 10 grams of a substance suspected to be fentanyl and 6 grams of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine.
“Trail RCMP is conducting an investigation into the 48-year-old Fruitvale man for possession for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5 (2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
“Trail RCMP will submit its full investigative findings to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for a full charge assessment.”