Possible Drug Overdose Leads to Criminal Investigation
NELSON, BC- Early morning, Wednesday, May 24, Nelson Police were called to assist with a possible drug overdose. Nelson Police officers attend and performed First Aid and CPR on the victim until Emergency Health Services (EHS) attended and took over.
There were several unanswered questions and items of concern identified on the scene and police entered into a criminal investigation later on that same day. As a result of this investigation, police applied for and obtained two judicial authorizations to conduct searches of a property. These two search warrants were executed in the city of Nelson and resulted in evidence being obtained related to the initial criminal investigation and the second warrant related to an illicit drug operation.
“We are confident that this was a mid-level drug operation where drugs were being received, prepared and packaged for further distribution in the Nelson area and perhaps beyond,” said Chief Constable Donovan Fisher. “This has resulted in a significant seizure and will have an immediate impact on the local drug trafficking scene,” says Fisher.
The various materials seized will be sent to Health Canada labs for analysis to determine the exact make-up of the substances.
The police are currently seeking to speak with several persons of interest in these investigations. Anyone with information is asked to call the Nelson Police.
As for the original criminal matter that lead to the obtaining and executing of the search warrants, Fisher stated, “As this matter is still under investigation, no further comment can be provided at this time as to the nature of the investigation.”
Additional information will be provided as we are able to release it.
Chief Donovan Fisher