Police Action Nets 15 People in Prince George

By CKPG News
November 20, 2015 - 4:12pm

Police say they have shut down a busy crack shack on Spruce Street while arresting more than a dozen people.

Police converged on the home at 1837 Spruce Street Thursday afternoon.  With the assistance of the North District Emergency Response Team, Mounties searched the residence and arrested 15 people.  The search turned up drugs, a .22 calibre rifle and stolen property.  Police say they also picked up an estimated 10,000 needles through the residence.

14 of the people arrested have been released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.  However a 30 year old man remained behind bars overnight.  In addition, an arrest warrant has been issued for another 30 year old man.

RCMP Inspector Brad Anderson said “this crack shack is a flop house for people from outside our community.”  He added “it’s a place for them to stay while doing harm to themselves, our residents and our city.”

Two bicycles and an air compressor were among the stolen items discovered during the police search.  RCMP as asking the public to report all stolen items so they can be returned to their rightful owners.

Mounties say the incident is not related to a similar police raid which occurred earlier Thursday on Ahbau Street.

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