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NEWS RELEASE · 4th May 2011
In the early morning hours of April 29, 2011, the Prince Rupert RCMP executed a search warrant on a home located in the 1000 block of 3rd Avenue West. Four occupants were located inside the residence and three were arrested for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. Two of the accused, a 17-year-old female, and a 24-year-old male have been released on Promise's to Appear in court on October 24, 2011, and their names cannot be released at this time. The third accused is 24-year-old Glen Robert Pollard. All the individuals are local residents of Prince Rupert and are known to the police.

The RCMP recovered approximately 47 grams or approximately 1.5 ounces of cocaine as well as paraphernalia to facilitate the trafficking of cocaine. “The seized cocaine has an estimated street value of $4700.00 but more importantly this amount would supply close to 100 people when sold at the street level" states Cpl. Chamberlain of the Prince Rupert General Investigation Section. Also, seized during the search of the residence was approximately 19 grams of marihuana, $450.00 cash, and stolen property.

A total of 12 charges has been recommended against the three individuals including, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000, Breach of Recognizance and Breach of Undertaking.

Seven of the charges have been laid against Mr. Pollard, four charges are being recommended against the other 24-year-old male and one charge is being recommended against the 17-year-old female.

Mr. Pollard was remanded in police custody and appeared in Prince Rupert Provincial Court on Monday, May 2, 2011. Mr. Pollard has been further detained and remains in custody until his next court appearance date May 16, 2011, in Prince Rupert Provincial Court.

The two other individuals will appear in court on October 24, 2011, at the Provincial Court house in Prince Rupert.

The RCMP is asking the citizens of Prince Rupert to be vigilant in keeping drugs out of their community. If you see any suspicious activity or if you have any information that you can provide the police, please call 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.