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Police raid meth and crack house

Steven Hill shill@squamishchief.com Squamish RCMP executed search warrants on a residence in the 37000 block of Sixth Avenue on March 16 and 29, under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.

Steven Hill

shill@squamishchief.com

Squamish RCMP executed search warrants on a residence in the 37000 block of Sixth Avenue on March 16 and 29, under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.

According to police, quantities of various drugs, including methamphetamine (crystal meth) crack cocaine were seized, along with drug paraphernalia, prohibited weapons and cash consistent with drug trafficking.

A 24-year-old male from Squamish was arrested and remains in custody. Charges of drug trafficking and breaches of previous court orders (in relation to previous drug charges) have been recommended to Crown Counsel.

Knife-wielding female taken to hospital

A knife-wielding young woman was escorted by police to hospital Monday (March 27).

According to Cpl. Dave Ritchie of the local detachment, the 20-year-old local woman had been distraught, wandering around the Wilson Crescent area, threatening to harm herself.

She was treated at Squamish General Hospital under the Mental Health Act.

Foot pursuit ends in arrest

Local police had to chase down a local man apparently breaching bail conditions Monday (March 27).

According to Ritchie, RCMP encountered the 26-year-old male in Downtown Squamish at about 5 p.m. The man had been arrested last week for apparently shoplifting and had been taken to court.

Part of his bail conditions stipulated he was only to leave his home for school or work. When police approached the man, who reportedly was not at school or work, he fled on foot, hotly pursued by the RCMP.

The mountie got his man, who awaits another day in court.

Cellphone call costs vehicle

Talking on a cellphone cost a 51-year-old female from Whistler her vehicle last Friday (March 24).

Ritchie said the woman was traveling north on Highway 99 near Furry Creek at around 8:32 a.m. her 2005 Infinity four-door struck a lamppost.

"She was talking on a cellphone," he said.

No injuries were reported at the scene, however Ritchie said the vehicle sustained "extensive damage."

The accident is still under investigation and no charges have been made.