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Drug trafficking network dismantled after execution of search warrants in the Interior

Two men were arrested in Quesnel following the conclusion of a drug trafficking investigation last week.

According to RCMP, on May 19, officers from the Crime Reduction Unit noticed two men selling drugs from their dwelling units and in the community's downtown core. After executing three search warrants, police seized fentanyl, heroin, cash and two prohibited firearms.

What police found most disturbing was the fact the fentanyl was rainbow coloured, and in the form of rocks or pebbles. The colour and form looked similar to candy or Lucky Charms cereal.

"Drug traffickers use the colours as a marketing tool to identify the potencies and the strengths of the drug," said Cpl. Matt Isaak. "The rainbow colour added to this fentanyl makes it attractive to children, who could be accidentally exposed to the lethal drug."

"Fentanyl is roughly 50 times more toxic than heroin and up to 100 times more potent than morphine. Contact with the drug, even in tiny amounts, can be deadly."

The two suspects are facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a prohibited firearm. Their names cannot be released at this time.



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