Police take down drug operation in Greenville

LISIMS/NASS Valley RCMP busted a third drug operation in Laxgalts'ap (Greenville) the last weekend of February.

  • Feb. 28, 2012 8:00 a.m.

POLICE SEIZED drugs and cash from a Greenville residence recently.

LISIMS/NASS Valley RCMP busted a third drug operation in Laxgalts’ap (Greenville) the last weekend of February.

Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of North Road Cres., which is well known to police, that was a brisk, street level, marihuana sales operation, said detachment commander Sgt. Donovan Tait in a release Feb. 28.

“Our goal is to ensure safe homes and safe communities for our Nisga’a villages. Marihuana use and the criminality that surrounds it harms our youth and those struggling with addictions in the nation,” said Tait.

Officers seized 163 ‘dime bags’ of marihuana individually packaged with an estimated street value of $1,600 and nearly $400 cash in small denominations; all consistent with street level sale and distribution, said the release.

One male resident of the house was arrested, and two children were removed from the home, continued the release.

Police will be seeking charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

“Organized crime groups often use funds obtained through the sale of marihuana to fund other illegal activities which pose a threat to our continued health and well being.

“We will continue to work closely with the government leadership and concerns citizens with these enforcement efforts,” said Tait.

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