RCMP to meet with business owners on community drug use

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (SPMRM) will host a meeting for business owners and managers on Feb. 13 to address hard drug use in the community.

Kamloops RCMP Supt. Syd Lecky and Cpl. Mike Mucha will attend to answer questions and provide further information.

An emailed invitation sent by Tourism Sun Peaks on behalf of SPMRM said a specific incident led to business owners raising concerns  about “the increasing amount of hard drug use in our community.” No details on the incident were available at time of publication.

It also included an agenda for the meeting which listed discussing the scope of drug use in Sun Peaks, options to keep employees safe and educated, and an action plan as topics for discussion.

When contacted by SPIN, Kamloops RCMP said they were not aware of any increased  drug use or activity.

“Sun Peaks is like any other British Columbia community in that there is drug use/activity going on,” wrote Cpl. Jodi Shelkie.

The meeting will take place Feb. 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Cahilty Lodge meeting room.