The arrest of a Surrey man and woman last September – and a subsequent search of two South Surrey residences that turned up a significant stash of drugs, cash and semi-automatic weapons – have led to drug and firearms charges, B.C.’s anti-gang unit announced Thursday.
Pete William Cameron, 28, is charged with seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, four counts of possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition, one count of possession of a firearm knowing the serial number had been altered, defaced or removed, and one count of possession of a firearm while prohibited.
Amy Teresa Pierre, 23 has been charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
A news release from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) said Cameron is well-known to police and has a prior conviction for trafficking a controlled substance.
While Pierre has no criminal convictions, she has had “a number of contacts with police” in recent years, the release states.
A 38-year-old woman arrested at the same time as Cameron and Pierre has not been charged.
The charges stem from the Sept. 11 arrest of the trio, during which individually wrapped ‘spit balls’ of powder cocaine and powder heroin, crack cocaine and $630 in cash were seized.
CFSEU-BC members subsequently executed search warrants on residences in the 15000-block of Croydon Drive and the 17000-block of 26 Avenue.
Two large safes seized yielded four semi-automatic handguns (a .45-calibre Ruger, a .38 calibre Accutek and two .30 calibre Smith and Wesson Walther pistols), plus cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and $25,000 in cash.
Total street value of all the drugs seized is estimated at $24,000.
First court date for Cameron and Pierre – who is currently not in custody – is set for July 17 in Surrey Provincial Court.