Major drug bust in North Kamloops apartment complex

By James Peters
December 1, 2016 - 4:14pm

KAMLOOPS — RCMP have released details of a major drug seizure on the Kamloops North Shore.

Investigators moved in on two units in Library Square this week, finding large quantities of heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamines.

They also found more than $40,000 in cash and three hydraulic drug presses, although Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says it does not appear they were manufacturing drugs on site.

"They were taking various drugs of heroin, crack and methamphetamine and pressing them together," said Shelkie

Shelkie says a 28 year old man and a 28 year old woman have been arrested and both are previously known to police.

A 5 year old child was also found living in one of the units, and that child is now in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Shelkie says that's troubling.

"It's very troubling because drugs are present there, and now it will be up to the Ministry of Children and Family Development to decide what the threat was to the child. Anybody that is exposed to drugs, there is always a health risk."

The suspects have been released pending a future court date.

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