UPDATE: Two charged in TEU drug trafficking investigation

Kamloops City

2024-05-02 17:06 PDT

File # 2023-1376

A Kamloops Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU) project that began last year has led to two men facing a total of 17 charges.

On May 1 and 2, 2024, the Kamloops RCMP Detachment’s TEU executed two arrest warrants related to drug trafficking and firearms offences. The charges followed an investigation that included drug and weapon seizures from a residence on Stagecoach Drive during a search warrant execution on May 3, 2023. At the time of the seizures, those arrested were released as part of the ongoing investigative process.

The continued investigative process related to that significant seizure from last May has led to the charge approvals anticipated at the time, thanks to the hard work and steadfast dedication of our TEU and supporting officers, said Superintendent Jeff Pelley, Kamloops RCMP Detachment Commander. We hope that these charge approvals help encourage those in the community to continue to report suspected criminal activity, and feel confident in the investigative process and its subsequent results. The TEU’s mandate includes focusing on local drug traffickers and those associated to presenting the highest level of violence and risk to public safety, which continues to be a strategic priority of the Kamloops RCMP.

Other search warrants recently executed by the TEU are unrelated to these charges and remain in the investigative process.

As our TEU members continue to work extended hours and adjust shifts on a moment’s notice, we do so with the confidence that our efforts are contributing to a safer community, said TEU Sergeant Kevin McIntyre. Our focus on enforcement strategies to suppress, disrupt, and put ongoing pressure on local drug traffickers doesn’t end with this project. Those involved in criminality are strongly encouraged to consider an exit strategy.

Cameron Ronald Ross Cole, 40, and Shane Bradley Cameron, 44, both of Kamloops are charged with two counts each of possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking – fentanyl and methamphetamine; and four counts of firearm offences including possessing a 9 mm Polymer80 model and a 9mm glock model semi-automatic pistol with readily assessible ammunition and without a license or registration; and for possession of a restricted and prohibited firearm while prohibited. Shane Cameron is also charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Both were arrested without incident and released with conditions and will be monitored by police and a bail supervisor. They are scheduled to appear in court on June 3, 2024.

Released by:

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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