Two People Arrested for Drugs and Firearms After Prince George Traffic Stop
Two people are in custody after a traffic stop by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) in Prince George discovered drugs, guns, and a knife in the vehicle.
On the afternoon of September 23rd, 2016 CFSEU-BC UGET members were patrolling in the Prince George area. A blue Mercury Marquis appeared to be accelerating away from the police check in a residential area. The Marquis made several turns to avoid police. A check of the license plate showed it was actually registered to a red Ford Taurus.
The vehicle was stopped in a residential neighbourhood in the 2200 block of Norwood Street in Prince George and one male and one female exited the vehicle.
In plain view, police located a spring assisted knife, a bag of an unknown substance believed to be street level drugs, and a baseball bat in the vehicle. A further search of the vehicle yielded a loaded shotgun, a loaded .22 cal rifle, and ammunition.
21-year old Dylan Leslie Prince has been charged with two counts of transporting a firearm in a careless manner; two counts possession of a weapon for purpose of committing an offence; two counts of occupying a vehicle knowing there was a prohibited/restricted weapon in the vehicle; two counts of possession of a weapon while prohibited; two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon without a license; and two counts of possession of a prohibited/restricted weapon without a license or registration.
26-year old Shayla Rae Crispin has been charged with four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon without a license; two counts of transporting a firearm in a careless manner; two counts of possession of a weapon for purpose of committing an offence; two counts of occupying a vehicle knowing there was a prohibited/restricted weapon in the vehicle; two counts of possession of weapon while prohibited; and two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon without a license or registration.
Both Prince and Crispin have been remanded into custody. Prince’s next court date is scheduled for October 5th, 2016 and Crispin’s next court date is October 6th, 2016.
“These two individuals both have a lengthy criminal record and thankfully, our officers were there to disrupt whatever activities they were up to by taking away their guns and drugs,” said S/Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, spokesperson for the CFSEU-BC. “The work of our Uniform Gang Enforcement Team in Prince George, and communities throughout the province is a commitment by the CFSEU-BC to ensure that our presence is a deterrent to those individuals involved in gangs and criminal activity, and an assurance to the public that we are committed to ensuring their safety.”
The CFSEU-BC would like to thank the Prince George RCMP for their assistance with this file.
CFSEU-BC Communications Strategist: Geeta Reddy
Cell: (604) 499-4199
Media Spokesperson: S/Sgt. Lindsey Houghton
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