Wanted Fort St. John man arrested in Chilliwack

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CHILLIWACK, B.C. – One of the eight individuals wanted in connection with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC’s investigation into alleged drug trafficking in the Peace Region has been arrested in Chilliwack.

The CFSEU-BC’s North District Office began their investigation into street and mid-level drug traffickers back in July 2015. Since, then, the Special Enforcement Unit has seized cocaine, fentanyl, percocets, crystal methamphetamine, GHB, amphetamine, cash, an AR15 semi-automatic rifle, and two additional firearms from five search warrant executions and numerous traffic stops.

On September 23rd, 23 year-old Fort St. John resident Curtis Britz turned himself in to the Chilliwack Court Registry. Britz has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance and is scheduled to appear in Chilliwack Provincial Court on October 4th.

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Last week, another wanted individual from Williams Lake was arrested in Logan Lake. 22 year-old Lashway Merritt was charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance, and is due to appear in a Dawson Creek courtroom on October 4th.

Police are continuing their efforts to locate the remaining seven individuals wanted in the case. Current information suggests that they may either be in Ontario or the Maritimes.

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