Nelson Police Department

NPD Executes a Search Warrant on Home Leading to Seizure of Drugs, Cash and a Vehicle.


NPD File 2021-814


On Tuesday May 18, 2021 members of the Nelson Police Department, with the assistance of officers from the Nelson detachment of the RCMP, conducted a vehicle stop of a male known to the police. The vehicle stop was made in connection with a drug investigation that had been initiated by the Nelson Police Department. As a result of the stop a search of the vehicle being driven by the man was conducted.  Subsequently, a search warrant was executed on the residence of the male.

As a result of the search, a considerable amount of cash and a late model vehicle was seized by police.  The cash and vehicle will be forwarded to the BC Civil Forfeiture group for their consideration.  The province of BC may apply to a court to have the money and vehicle forfeited to the provincial government if they can prove that vehicle and funds were obtained as a result of unlawful activity.

A quantity of drugs was also seized during the searches, indicating that the male was involved in selling drugs within the Nelson area. The male was released from custody after he promised to appear in court at a later date. The Nelson Police Department will prepare a report to Crown Counsel recommending drug trafficking charges.

May Long Weekend Water and Boat Safety Reminder

With the approaching long weekend and warm weather, the Nelson Police Department would like to remind the public to stay safe on and near the water.

The water levels are set to rise and with that will come an increase in colder waters as well as stronger currents.  Cold water may create Cold Shock which can cause muscle cramping and cause incapacitation. Never underestimate the power of a current.  Swimmers or waders can be swept away in an instant.  Be cautious about swimming in currents.

Please consider equipping your life jacket with a whistle.  Whistles are used to notify people if you are in distress in the water and may save your life.

Boat launches are starting to see an increase in traffic. The Nelson Police Department would like to remind people to stay clear of boat launches and not to jump off the docks at Lakeside Park as boaters cannot see any obstacles behind boats while backing in and may not be able to navigate around people in the water while docking a boat.

We wish you all a safe and wonderful weekend