Update: A 29-year-old man has been charged with possession of stolen property after multiple search warrants executed at a Williams Lake residence resulted in the seizure of a stolen side by side, five firearms, and suspected quantities of cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine.
The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) confirms Nicholas Frederick Ivany has been charged with possession of stolen property that is described as a 2017 Kawasaki ATV and having a value in excess of five thousand dollars.
Ivany remains in custody and will appear for a bail hearing in Williams Lake Provincial Court on Wednesday, March 6.
“As the matter remains before the court the BCPS will have no further comment,” said BCPS Communications Counsel, Dan McLaughlin.
The offence is alleged to have occurred on or about Thursday, Feb. 28.
Original Story: Williams Lake RCMP arrested a 29-year-old man who is well known to them after executing multiple search warrants at a residence on Windmill Cresent.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Crime Reduction Unit executed the search warrants at the residence Thursday and Friday.
“Evidence located during this investigation was identified as a stolen side by side, five firearms and suspected quantities of cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine,” said RCMP Inspector Jeff Pelley in a news release.
“Two of the firearms were determined to be loaded and unsafe.”
The male currently remains in custody pending charges being approved and a court appearance.
“Violence, weapons offences, drug trafficking, and stolen property all remain strategic priorities in targeting offenders responsible for this type of behavior,” Pelley said.
“We remain dedicated to holding these offenders accountable within our court system to enhance community safety.