10 charged, 10 arrested in Campbell River drug-trafficking investigation

RCMP in Campbell River say 10 people have been charged, and police have recommended charges against 10 others in a major drug-trafficking investigation.

The investigation, dubbed E-Parody, resulted in the seizure of fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, morphine, cocaine and methamphetamine, according to RCMP.

Police say the investigation was conducted in November and December 2019.

“This investigation shows we are not looking at drugs that are contaminated with fentanyl in town,” said Campbell River RCMP spokesperson Const. Maury Tyre.

“People are knowingly requesting and distributing fentanyl. What is very concerning is the appearance of carfentanil in tested drug samples.”

The B.C. Coroners Service says 45 people died of suspected drug overdoses in Campbell River between 2017 and 2019.

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