Richmond Mounties have cracked what’s believed to be a “pizza delivery style” crack and heroin operation.
The detachment’s Organized Crime Unit ended a six-month investigation with two arrests — Richmond’s Emerson Mendoza-Lopez and John Weiss.
Police began their investigation in February, after receiving information of a new group trafficking in crack and heroin.
The group, according to police, was selling drugs using a dial a dope trafficking technique, which operates much like a pizza delivery service.
Addicts would call a drug line and place an order for drugs, in this case crack cocaine and heroin, which would then be delivered to their location.
One person waits on the side of the road or in a vehicle for the arrival of another vehicle, which then leads to a short meeting and exchange of money and drugs.
The exchanges are quick and both parties leave in a hurry.
Through the course of this six-month investigation, police identified Mendoza-Lopez and Weiss and arrested them Sept 19.
Mendoza-Lopez faces eight counts for trafficking and will be back in court next week, while Weiss faces one charge.
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