NEWS RELEASE · 11th September 2015
Prince Rupert / Kitimat RCMP
A Kitimat man and woman have been arrested in Prince Rupert for drug trafficking following a joint investigation between the Kitimat and Prince Rupert RCMP.
On August 28, 2015, Prince Rupert RCMP arrested 34 year old Jeremiah Dylan Pilgrim and 26 year old Caitlyn Ashley Nelson in Prince Rupert after receiving a request to assist the Kitimat RCMP in relation to an alleged assault that occurred in Kitimat.
As a result of the arrest, police located and seized over 1,200 tablets containing heroin and fentanyl. In addition to the drugs, over $12,000 in cash was also seized. Both Pilgrim and Nelson were charged with two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in relation to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and will appear in court in Prince Rupert on September 30th, 2015.
"Illicit drugs have a profound effect on all communities, including the North Coast and are not just a big city problem". Stated Sgt. Jagdev "Dave" Uppal, spokesperson for the Prince Rupert RCMP. "There has been one death earlier this year in Prince Rupert believed to be related to a fentanyl overdose as well as multiple non-fatal overdoses."
Fentanyl is a powerful drug believed to be 100 times more potent than morphine and has proven to be fatal in many communities throughout BC.
As a result of this seizure, police were able to prevent the sale and distribution of illicit drugs in Prince Rupert. "It is up to each and every citizen in Prince Rupert to take ownership of the drug problem to ensure the safety of our community,friends and family members".
To report any suspicious activity that may be associated to the drug trade please contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at (250) 627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-TIPS (8477).
photo showing both sides of pill, side 1 CDN, side two 80
plastic bag full of fentanyl pislls