Project EPUTCHER, a multi-jurisdictional police investigation has nabbed one Kitimat-area woman as well seven others in the region on alleged drug trafficking.
The investigation was headed by the Prince Rupert RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime section (FSOC) and included RCMP detachments from Masset, Queen Charlotte City, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Stewart, Hazelton, Smithers and Houston.
The operation began December 2013 and lasted to February 2014.
The investigators have seized cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.
Out of the eight people arrested, 14 charges have been approved.
From Kitimat was Amy Dianne Wilson, 38, who has been charged on two counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
She’ll make her first appearance in court in August.
Wilson’s records shows she was found guilty in 2006 on fear of causing injury or damage to property.
The others arrested in connection to this investigation is Terrace’s Clive Douglas Evans, Hazelton’s Susan Lynn Muldon, Smithers’ Brandon William Meisner, and Prince Rupert’s Norman Edward White, Timothy Thomas Taylor, Oliver Wilfred Stewart, and Richard Philip Trodd.
“The project was highly successful and resulted in a significant disruption in illegal drug trafficking activities at the street level in Northwestern B.C. communities,” said Prince Rupert FSOC Sgt. Dave Uppal in a media release. “Illegal drug use and the violence that surrounds their distribution do devastating damage to our communities, and this Federal and Serious Organized Crime enforcement effort is an important contribution to the enhancement of Public Safety here in B.C.”
Police say they still seek public information about drug trafficking activities and people can report those incidents to the local RCMP detachment (In Kitimat: 250-632-7111) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.