Houses searched in drug trafficking investigation

Houston, Granisle

2022-12-16 14:00 PST

File # 2022-2726

The Houston RCMP executed multiple search warrants in connection with a drug trafficking investigation.

On December 16, 2022, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the Houston RCMP, with the assistance of the North District RCMP Emergency Response Team, executed search warrants on multiple residences within the community as well as Granisle. Based on a risk assessment conducted prior to the searches, and in order to mitigate harm to the resident’s and the police, distraction devices were used to facilitate entry. The entries were completed safely and persons within the residences were taken into custody without incident. At no time was there believed to a be a risk to the public.

Although extremely loud, distraction devices are meant to cause no harm when used appropriately.

Drug trafficking remains a policing priority, even in our small communities, said Cpl Ryan Fillmore, Detachment Commander for the Houston RCMP.

The results of the searches are still being processed. The investigation remains ongoing and no charges have yet been laid.

Guns, body armour and suspected drugs

No further details are being released at this time.

Released by:
Staff Sergeant Kris Clark
Senior Media Relations Officer, Communication Services
RCMP E Division HQ / Government of Canada

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