Abbotsford man arrested for cocaine trafficking in Quesnel

An Abbotsford man was among four people arrested April 12 in Quesnel  as part of a cocaine trafficking ring, RCMP announced this week.

Kelly Edward Champagne, 34, was arrested with David George Massey, 43, of Quesnel and James Darren Peacock, 36, of Chilliwack at a strip mall. Two kilograms of cocaine and a large sum of cash were seized from two vehicles.

Warrants on a home and four businesses produced several rifles, two handguns, ammunition, body armour, two Tasers and more cash.

Also seized was stolen property valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars, including a one-ton flat-deck truck, an excavator, a tractor and other machinery.

Massey's common-law wife, Tanya Lynn Shepherd, 42, was arrested the following day outside a Quesnel business.

The four face different  a range of charges. Champagne was charged with drug trafficking and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

He is also set to go to trial May 10 on a separate set of charges – five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking – related to an offence in Abbotsford in February 2009.



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