Trail, Castlegar RCMP dismantle trafficking ring, seize drugs and $15,000 – Boundary Creek Times

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The RCMP has released details of “E-PREPPY”, which was an organized police effort to dismantle a local drug trafficking ring.

From January to March 4, 2020, Trail District and Greater District Crime Reduction Units and Castlegar RCMP joined forces to conduct an extensive investigation into a local drug trafficking ring in Trail.

The intensive three-month investigation, known as Operation E-PREPPY, resulted in the execution of search warrants at four Trail-area residences.

At the end of the operation, RCMP officers seized approximately one kilogram of suspected methamphetamine, 300 grams of suspected cocaine, 81 suspected oxycodone tablets and over $15,000.

In December 2021, John Allan Schubert of Warfield pleaded guilty to possession for the purpose of trafficking in connection with the oxycodone seizure.

According to police, Schubert served 129 days in prison.

“Trail and Castlegar Crime Reduction Units have done an outstanding job on this project,” says Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, Trail Detachment Commander.

“They have far exceeded everyone’s expectations and have devoted a great deal of time, effort, energy and expertise to making our community a safer place to live.”

He says police had hoped for a better outcome in court, but were ultimately happy with Schubert’s conviction and the amount of drugs removed from the streets.

“Trail RCMP plan to continue their drug trafficking efforts with a much better idea of ​​how to target the problem and the people involved,” Wicentowich said.

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