Skidegate man arrested following Queen Charlotte RCMP investigation

Man faces possible drugs and weapons charges

A man was arrested in Skidegate on Wednesday, Jan. 22, and is now facing possible charges of trafficking, producing a controlled substance and possessing a firearm while prohibited.

The arrest was made following a lengthy investigation by the Queen Charlotte RCMP, starting on Aug. 29, 2019. The suspect was well known to police, and had been designated a Provincial Tactical Enforcement Priority (PTEP) target. He was also the source of numerous complaints from local residents.

After obtaining a warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, RCMP officers proceeded to search the man’s residence on Mountain View Drive in Skidegate on Jan. 22. Inside they found a small clandestine lab, and also seized a large amount of cash, illegal drugs and evidence consistent with drug trafficking. A firearm was also located, which the man is prohibited from possessing.

“The Queen Charlotte RCMP remain committed to enforcement and prevention initiatives that combat the possession and sale of drugs in our community,” Sgt. Greg Willcocks, detachment commander for the Queen Charlotte RCMP, said.

“The selling of drugs in this community will not be tolerated and the detachment will continue to investigate and arrest individuals who sell drugs in the community.”

The man was later released pending a future court date.

READ MORE: Council Briefs | Village of Queen Charlotte: January 6

READ MORE: Secure room for psych patients at Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital in the works

Alex Kurial | Journalist
Alex Kurial 
Send Alex email
Like the Haida Gwaii Observer on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Queen CharlotteRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

CGL must revise impact assessment on Unist’ot’en Healing Center

Environmental Assessment Office not satisfied with report’s shortcomings

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs call for end of police patrols

Temporary closure of field office not enough to meet demands

Confusion surrounds terms of RCMP withdrawal from pipeline construction area

B.C. Deputy Commissioner clarifies terms of agreement following minister’s statements

Stop checks, searches of Wet’suwet’en pipeline opposers unlawful: Watchdog

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs file complaint

Wet’suwet’en pipeline supporters speak up

“Protesters get one side of the story and they stand up with their fists in the air.”

VIDEO: Illicit drug overdoses killed 981 in B.C. in 2019, down 38%

Chief coroner says figures were down about a third in the province’s fourth year of the opioid crisis

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

B.C. takes over another Retirement Concepts senior care home

Summerland facility latest to have administrator appointed

Prescription opioids getting B.C. addicts off ‘poisoned’ street drugs

Minister Judy Darcy says Abbotsford pilot project working

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliation

Don Lindsay speaks at mining conference, a day after announcing suspension of oilsands project

Okanagan man swims across Columbia River to evade Trail police

RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid says the incident began the evening of Thursday, Feb. 20

‘Hilariously bad’: RCMP looking for couple with forged, paper Alberta licence plate

Mounties said the car crashed when it lost a wheel but the duo ran away as police arrived

UPDATE: Two missing scout leaders found near Sooke after swollen creek traps troop

Third leader and scouts located, prior to search for two leaders who’d gone for help

Most Read