Members of the Cranbrook and Kimberley RCMP Regional Crime Reduction Unit have been busy over the past month during which time they have executed three search warrants.
On October 8, 2014, police executed a search warrant at an apartment in Cranbrook seizing cocaine, marihuana as well as other paraphernalia related to the trafficking of narcotics. Three people were charged as the result of this investigation. Cory Rene Hirt, a 27-year old Kimberley resident, has plead guilty and is currently serving a jail sentence. The two other individuals are still before the courts.
On October 30, investigators from the Cranbrook RCMP General Investigation Section, the Cranbrook/Kimberley Crime Reduction Unit and the Elk Valley General Investigation Section executed a search warrant at a Fernie residence seizing cocaine and paraphernalia related to drug trafficking. That investigation is ongoing.
On November 13, police executed a search warrant at a residence in Cranbrook seizing cocaine and drug trafficking paraphernalia. Aaron Blair Childress a 35-year old Cranbrook resident, was arrested and charged in relation to this investigation. Childress has plead guilty and is now serving a jail sentence.
S/Sgt. Dubnyk would like to remind the general public to call the police if you note suspicious activity or are aware of any criminal behaviour in your neighbourhood. You can call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471, Kimberley RCMP at 250-427-4811 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).