Illegal marihuana store shut down

Williams Lake

2017-04-04 14:48 PDT

File # 2017-292

Williams Lake RCMP, after investigating a suspected drug trafficking, have executed a search warrant at a building within the first block of Oliver Street in the city. An illegal marihuana storefront business was found to be operating in the building.

RCMP officers from Williams Lake Plain Clothes Section and General Duty Uniform Section executed the search warrant on Monday April 3rd 2017.

At this time, marihuana is regulated as a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act which prohibits the importation, exportation, trafficking, cultivation/production, and possession of it or its derivatives.

Williams Lake RCMP investigators gathered evidence of possible offences under the Criminal Code of Canada as well as the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and took enforcement actions accordingly. The RCMP is guided by the existing laws and legislation. We recognize the current complexities surrounding the potential for future legislative changes, however the RCMP is tasked with enforcing the laws of Canada as they exist today.

Drug Trafficking is, and will remain a priority for our detachment and officers to proactively enforce these types of offences. We take this very seriously and will continue to seek evidence to pursue charges.  says Inspector Jeff Pelley, Officer in Charge of the Williams Lake Detachment. He notes that the Williams Lake Detachment sets enforcement priorities in consultation with the local government, partners, citizens of Williams Lake and the RCMP.


Released by

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
South East District
1168 Main Street, Penticton B.C. V2A-5E8
Office: 250-770-4754
Cell: 250-863-7433
Fax: 250-492-4851


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