Comox Valley RCMP Drug Section Targets Trafficking
2017-02-28 11:25 PST
File # 2017-1424
On February 22, 2017, the Comox Valley RCMP Municipal Drug Section executed a search warrant on a residence located in the 1500 block of Piercy Avenue, in Courtenay, BC. The Comox Valley RCMP Detachment investigators gathered evidence of possible offences under the Criminal Code of Canada/Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and took enforcement actions accordingly.
Upon entry into the residence, officers noted a number of items marked for sale that were believed to be infused with cannabis. Among the items seized were a substantial amount of marihuana, cannabis resin, as well as cannabis infused edibles which included chocolates, hard candies, lollipops, and baked goods. Numerous knives were also seized, along with a cattle prod, handheld taser and cash.
While officers were on scene, a number of people continued to attend the residence to attempt to purchase products, even when the door was answered by police officers.
Two Courtenay residents, were held for court and had their first appearance on February 23rd in Courtenay. 28 year old Cole Andrew MOORE and 19 year old Austin Ethan Cole FINK were both charged with Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of Trafficking. FINK was also charged with three counts of breach probation. The pair have been released from custody with several conditions and scheduled to return to court, in Courtenay, on March 23rd, 2017.
The RCMP enforces the laws of Canada. Cannabis/Marihuana is regulated as a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) which prohibits the importation, exportation, trafficking, cultivation/production, and possession of it or its derivatives.
If you have any information about illegal drug activity, you can contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report information through Comox Valley Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca.
Cst. Rob GardnerCommunity Policing / Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley Detachment
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 7T1
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