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Tips stop $5.7M of drugs

The Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers netted themselves an award over the weekend.

At the BC Crime Stoppers Training Conference held in Kamloops over the weekend the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers program was recognized with a Milestone Award.

This award is presented to the program that has had the most success in the amount of illegal drugs seized and stolen property recovered. 

As a result of tips to Crime Stoppers $5.7M of illegal drugs were seized in the Central Okanagan. These are drugs that have been taken off our streets and no longer causing harm to our communities.

$110,311 in stolen property has been recovered as a direct result of tips to Crime Stoppers and there is more to come.

Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers past Board President David Demeyere was awarded the Civilian of the Year for recognition of his many years of service to Crime Stoppers, both here and in Ontario.

According to Crime Stoppers, Demeyere was the driving force behind the fund raising efforts for the anti bullying program that was presented throughout School District 23.

Click here for more information about Crime Stoppers.


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