RCMP move in on Kamloops North Shore drug-dealing headquarters

By James Peters
March 30, 2017 - 9:20am Updated: March 30, 2017 - 2:05pm

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops RCMP say they've shut down a North Shore home that was a base of operations for street-level drug dealing.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says the home in the 400-block of Alexander Avenue had been the subject of an investigation that began several weeks ago.

"Sufficient evidence was gathered, and a Controlled Drugs and Substance search warrant was obtained and executed on the residence on March 28," said Shelkie.

"Police arrested one male for various Controlled Drugs and Substance Act offences, and a second person is expected to be arrested in the coming weeks."

Shelkie says investigators seized "trafficking amounts of heroin," more than $1000 in cash, drug packaging supplies and cellular phones.

42 year old Michael Lees is facing a pair of charges: trafficking a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

No new walk-in patients beyond Friday at Norkam Healthcare Centre