Mounties seized methamphetamine, cocaine and brass fire department connectors from a Princess Avenue home raided in late August.
Police say the quantity of drugs seized was large. And by possibly solving the ongoing theft of connectors, which allow firefighters to hook up to the water supply, another safety concern may have been alleviated.
"Not only was this investigation able to resolve a serious criminal drug trafficking issue, through the diligent work of our Crime Reduction Unit, a serious public safety issue was resolved," RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen said in a press release. "The theft of the connectors made the fire hydrants inoperable and a very real safety concern in terms of the ability to fight fires."
Travis Richard Schroeder, 35, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
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