Friday, January 18, 2019

RCMP seize drugs, weapons from Penticton home

PENTICTON - RCMP have seized drugs and weapons from what they call a quiet Penticton home. Police executed the search warrant on Thursday after a two-week long investigation into drug trafficking. (Global News)

Vancouver’s Crosstown residents fed up with needles, waste

VANCOUVER - North False Creek residents fed up with discarded needles, open drug use and what they say is increased violence in their neighbourhood are issuing a desperate plea for help. (The Province)

Vancouver seeks to pioneer ‘safe supply’ for hard drug users

VANCOUVER - Pig de-wormer, Comet, plaster and, increasingly, the infamously deadly opioid fentanyl. These are some of the substances Sarah Blyth and the Overdose Prevention Society find when they test street drugs brought in every week by users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (Vancouver Sun)

Canadian Robert Schellenberg sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling

A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death on accusations of drug trafficking, a move that could escalate tensions between the nations as they feud over the fate of two other detained Canadians and a Chinese executive of Huawei Technologies Co. (National Post)

Man on meth arrested after nearly 80 false 9-1-1 calls

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man has been charged with public mischief after police say he got high on meth and made 79 fake calls to 911 in a five-hour period starting late New Year's Day. (CBC)

BC gangsters busted in Winnipeg have long histories with police

Two B.C. man — one convicted in a high-profile 1982 slaying and the other as Independent Soldier gangster — have been charged in a major Winnipeg police investigation into a drug trafficking organization. (The Province)

Whitby man arrested in house explosion that injured three

WHITBY - In a tweet Wednesday night, Durham regional police say a man from Whitby is charged with criminal negligence and arson, as well as a charge of “production” under the Cannabis Act. (Toronto Sun)

Fentanyl kings in Canada linked to powerful Chinese gang, the Big Circle Boys

VANCOUVER - In October 2015, RCMP officers wearing tactical gear burst into luxury homes, an underground bank and two illegal casinos in Richmond, B.C. At a hidden casino on Richmond’s No. 4 Road, they found 27 surveillance cameras. The place was abandoned but police saw something that concerned them. (Global News)
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  • Life on the dirtiest block in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO - The heroin needles, the pile of excrement between parked cars, the yellow soup oozing out of a large plastic bag by the curb and the stained, faux Persian carpet dumped on the corner. (WRAL)

    Canada facing shortage of legal pot as legalization looms

    The supply of legal pot in Canada will only meet 30 per cent to 60 per cent of demand after legalization, keeping the black market very much alive and stunting the government’s tax take, according to a new study. (Financial Post)
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