December has been a month for firearms and drug offences, the Campbell River RCMP said.
On Dec. 5, at approximately 6:30 p.m., there was a report of person in a truck pointing a firearm at another individual near 16th ave and Dogwood St.
Multiple members responded to the incident and the suspect vehicle was actually stopped on Rockland near Dogwood in a counterattack road check being conducted by members of North Island Traffic, RCMP spokesperson Const. Maury Tyre said in his December update. A fully loaded semi-automatic .22 cal pistol that had been reported stolen earlier in the year was recovered from the vehicle as well as a small quantity of fentanyl and cocaine.
All parties involved were known to each other. A 35 year old Campbell River woman is facing multiple firearms offences.
On Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a male pulling firearms in a wagon in the 2100 block of Dalton Rd.
The 37-year-old male who was well known to police, was apprehended and four firearms and a large stash of ammunition were seized by police. In addition to the firearms and ammunition, the male had multiple other pieces of property that were believed to be stolen on his person. The local man faces charges of Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of a Weapon for a dangerous purpose, and Careless use of a Firearm.
In a non-firearm-related incidents, three local women will likely be facing multiple charges of possession for the purpose of drug trafficking, after a significant stash of cocaine and cash was located in an apartment building on 7th Avenue in the early hours of Dec. 19.
A warrant was executed the following evening at an apartment in the 800 block of 7th ave. In total over $5,000 cash, over an ounce of cocaine, several grams of fentanyl, several grams of methamphetamines, and several grams of MDMA were seized. Two of the females were well known entities in the local drug trade and it’s believed the cocaine was being used to manufacture crack, Const. Tyre said.