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Cocaine, cash seized

Three people were arrested after Castlegar RCMP executed two search warrants, discovering a substantial amount of cash, firearms and illicit drugs. 

On Thursday afternoon, police conducted simultaneous searches of two local residences. Approximately 800 fentanyl pills were seized, as well as 17 ounces of cocaine, one kilogram of cannabis, more than $50,000 in cash and various other pills believed to be synthetic drugs. Firearms and ammunition were also seized. 

An adult female and two adult males were arrested. One of the men, a local 52-year-old, remains in custody facing numerous drug and weapons offence-related charges. 

The other male and female, both 65, were arrested and released at the scene. 

Castlegar RCMP worked with invesigators from Trail and Nelson. The seizure is believed to have disrupted a large illicit drug trafficking operation that has been impacting the Castlegar and Trail communities. 



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