Williams Lake man facing 22 drug and firearm related charges in connection with May 2017 investigation

Williams Lake man facing 22 drug and firearm related charges in connection with May 2017 investigation

The RCMP have announced a string of drug and weapons charges against a 20-year-old Williams Lake man.

Davey Ronald Auger, who has been in police custody since May 28, now faces 22 charges in connection with an investigation where a search warrant was executed on a residence in Williams Lake by RCMP on Sunday May 28, 2017.

“Auger has been charged with five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5.2 of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA). The various drugs have been identified as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine; cannabis and fentanyl. Two of those five charges have been directly related to fentanyl,” said Madonna Saunderson, RCMP North District media relations Tuesday. Auger is also facing 17 charges for various Criminal Code offences of which 15 of those charges are for firearm-related offences.

The firearms, which were prohibited or modified included a rifle, shotgun, a restricted handgun and a crossbow, Saunderson said.

Williams Lake RCMP Insp. Jeff Pelley said his detachment will continue to put the pressure on suspects involved in the drug trade and firearm-related offences.

“The RCMP will continue to use a consultative, research based approach to reducing crime by targeting our efforts toward high-volume offenders and known crime hot spots,” Pelley said.

“Although we are pleased with the results and will continue to do everything we can to keep our communities safe. We didn’t do it alone. This is a community issue and we cannot solve crime or lower crime rate without the co-operation of the community.”

Auger’s next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017 where Crown Counsel will seek further detention regarding the new charges.

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