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NPD bust nets over $32,000 in illicit street drugs

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
July 30th, 2022

During a recent Counter Attack Road Check, officers removed more than $30,000 of illicit drugs from the streets and arrested two people Nelson Police Department said in a media release Friday.

The arrests happened at approximately 11 p.m. Thursday, July 28th during the summer Counter Attack blitz by NPD officers.

Nelson Police said that during the vehicle stop, officers found that both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were wanted on outstanding warrants.

“Both parties were arrested and transported to the Nelson Police Department,” Nelson Police said.

“Subsequent search of the driver, resulted in police locating $32,000 of illicit street drugs, which were concealed on the driver’s person.”

Nelson Police said the following articles were seized during this proactive initiative resulting in $32,000 of illicit street drugs and cash:

  • $1000 cash
  • Suspected Fentanyl – 92.93 grams – approximately value of $27,879
  • Suspected Methamphetamine – 30.64 grams – approximate value of $3,064
  • Suspected Cocaine – 13.29 grams – approximate street value of $1,329.

Nelson Police said the driver is facing new charges of Driving while Prohibited and multiple counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance while the passenger is not facing any additional charges in relation to the traffic stop.

“Both parties were held for Bail Hearings to appear before a Judge and subsequently released,” Nelson Police said.

Anyone who has information on drug-related activities in the City of Nelson is asked to contact the Nelson Police Department.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)


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