Two more Abbotsford youth charged with fentanyl possession

Gang task force arrests pair after traffic stop on Tuesday

The Abbotsford Police Department gang task force has made another arrest of young people who they say are connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

Jonathan Abel Flores, 18, and Cody Anthony McClain, 21, were arrested on Tuesday at 3 p.m. after the gang task force conducted a traffic stop.

Sgt. Judy Bird said police located $2,000 cash, a bag containing 70 pre-packaged pieces of fentanyl, other drugs including cocaine, and five cellphones.

Flores and McClain were formally charged Friday and were remanded in custody.

Flores was charged with one count of trafficking in fentanyl and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

McClain was charged with five counts of trafficking in fentanyl, four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and two counts of breaching his conditions. Cody McClain was previously arrested and released on June 8 with similar charges, Bird said.

This is the gang task force’s fourth arrest of young men in three weeks, since the APD said details about gang arrests would become more prevalent.

Akshay Sachdeva, 18, was arrested on June 7, and Inderdeep Minhas, also 18, was arrested on June 14.

A 17-year-old, who can’t be named due to provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was also arrested on Tuesday of this week.

Anyone needing help or advice concerning gangs can email helpyouth@abbypd.ca or call 604-864-4777.

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