Woman, 60, charged after drugs seized in Trail home

RCMP execute warrant at Columbia Heights residence

A 60-year-old woman has been charged after police seized drugs at a Columbia Heights residence last week.

The Trail Crime Reduction Unit and the Kootenay Boundary Regional General Drug Investigation Section executed a search warrant on Sept. 22 and seized drugs suspected to be cocaine and fentanyl.

“We haven’t had them analyzed so that’s why I say ‘suspected,’” explained Cpl. Darryl Orr of the Trail and Greater District RCMP.

“Sometimes crushed up fentanyl pills will resemble and test positive for cocaine.”

He explained the police have field tests they do on drugs but they’re not analyzed. So the confiscated drugs are sent to a lab to confirm the findings.

The woman has been charged with two counts of Possession of a controlled substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and three counts of breach of undertaking.

Orr explained breach of undertaking involves breaching of conditions from a previous offence.

“In this case, this woman is already under charge for drug related matters not associated to this event,” he said. “So she was in breach of some of her conditions that were imposed.”

The accused has been remanded in custody until Oct. 5, when she will make her next court appearance.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Outbreak prompts advisory for visitors to extended care wing in Trail hospital

A respiratory infection has been active in Poplar Ridge Pavilion since Monday, advises IH

Construction of a Trail bridge underway

This link is seen as a way to enhance programming and better use every inch of the new facility

Music on stage at the Rossland Legion, Sunday

Grapevine: List of events in Trail and Greater Area for the week of Jan. 17 to Jan. 23

Trail police seek to ID more loot recovered during weapons search

Trail RCMP recovered numerous weapons and stolen items after search at Fifth Avenue residence

Trail officially launches Community Safety Task Force

Terms of Reference (mandates) for both the new groups are available on the city’s website

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

BREAKING: Jury finds man accused of killing B.C. girl, 12, guilty

Twelve-year-old Monica Jack disappeared in May 1978 while riding her bike along a highway in Merritt, B.C.

B.C. government extends coastal log export rules for six months

Premier John Horgan promises reform at loggers’ convention

B.C. pair accused of ‘honour-killing’ in India to be extradited within days

Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha are accused of conspiracy to commit murder

Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’

At least two shows on Netflix’s Canadian platform briefly use actual footage of the 2013 tragedy

FOCUS: Canada’s revamped impaired driving law brews ‘potential for injustice’

There must be ‘trigger’ for cops to come knocking, Surrey MP says

Barack Obama to speak at Vancouver event

Former U.S. president will speak with board of trade in March

Former welfare clients still owed money, B.C. Ombudsperson says

Investigation found 2,600 people docked illegally for earning income

Prince George could get province’s second BC Cannabis Store

The first brick-and-mortar government retail location opened in Kamloops on Oct. 17

Most Read