Cash and drugs were seized by police Sunday from a rural property near Quesnel. (Quesnel RCMP photo)

Drugs, cash seized by Quesnel RCMP during raid on rural property over long weekend

Police seized 507 grams of methamphetamine, 750 ecstasy capsules, 20 grams of cocaine

Quesnel RCMP said they have made a major impact on the local drug trade in Quesnel after seizing meth, ecstasy and cocaine and more than $34,000 in cash from a rural property in the north Cariboo area Sunday, August 2, 2020.

The bust comes following a four-month drug investigation targeting the trafficking of methamphetamine in Quesnel and the surrounding area by the Quesnel RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, said Sgt. Richard Weseen, who is in charge of Operations at the detachment.

Weseen said as a result of that investigation, the Quesnel RCMP executed a search warrant on a rural residence and two storage lockers. Upon entry to the property, a man and woman were arrested without incident.

Police seized 507 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 750 ecstasy capsules, 20 grams of cocaine, a .22 calibre rifle, and $34,705 in cash.

“The trafficking of drugs in our community will always be a priority to the Quesnel detachment,” stated Weseen. “The pro-active policing initiatives by the Crime Reduction Unit, and the General Duty members, will continue to send a message that drug trafficking will not be tolerated in Quesnel.”

The man and woman residing at the residence are facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, and firearm related charges. Weseen said their names are not being released at this time.

The police urge anyone who has information regarding drug trafficking, or suspicious occurrences to call the Quesnel RCMP at (250)992-9211, or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-TIPS.

READ MORE: Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Do you have a comment about this story? email:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Drug bustQuesnel

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New cargo van for Williams Lake Salvation Army

Walmart Foundation helps fund purchase

BC Supreme Court hears how Williams Lake arrest leads to addict’s recovery

“I would also like to apologize for any harm I may have done”

BC VOTES 2020: Provincial election will have familiar duo battling in Cariboo North

The two candidates who received the most votes in 2017 will both be running in Cariboo North again

Nine new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases since the pandemic started is now at 531 for the region

105 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death as health officials urge B.C. to remember safety protocols

There are currently 1268 active cases, with 3,337 people under public health monitoring

Permanent fish-passage solutions consdiered at Big Bar landslide

151,000 salmon detected this year north of site

B.C. VOTES 2020: Few solutions offered for ‘out of control’ camping

B.C. Liberals, NDP spend millions as problem keeps growing

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

National child-care plan could help Canada rebound from COVID-induced economic crisis: prof

A $2 billion investment this year could help parents during second wave of pandemic

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

B.C. nurses report rise in depression, anxiety, exhaustion due to pandemic

A new UBC study looks into how the COVID-19 response has impacted frontline nurses

Horgan frustrated as Transport Canada mandate for BC Ferry riders returns

Transport Canada reinstates rule that bans passengers from lower decks

Most Read