Luxury Vehicles, Drugs, Cash and Guns Seized, Three Charged

Maple Ridge, BC – This complex 3 month investigation was part of project E-Paperwork. E-Paperwork was created to target drug dealers in our community as part of our response to the opiate drug crisis in the Lower Mainland. As a result of E-Paperwork a Ridge Meadows target was identified and was alleged to be supplying controlled substances, including Fentanyl, to local drug dealers.

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On Thursday August 4, around 2:20 a.m. Ridge Meadows RCMP Street Enforcement Unit arrested Maciej (Matt) KRANC, of Coquitlam, during a traffic stop and a Black VW Jetta was seized as the vehicle was related to an ongoing criminal investigation. Subsequently, the investigation led police to a property in Coquitlam and a storage locker in the Ridge Meadows area. A search warrant was executed at the Coquitlam property where drugs, evidence consistent with drug trafficking and a large sum of cash was seized. At the same time a search warrant was executed at the Ridge Meadows storage locker where more drugs, guns, multiple pieces of mail and another large sum of cash was seized. Mr. KRANC remains in custody pending his next court appearance.

The investigation also resulted in the arrests of Christine NELSON of Maple Ridge, who was released on conditions and Alicia VAN HUISEN of Coquitlam, who is held in custody.

A 2017 White Mercedes GT Coupe and a 2013 Red Mercedes ML63 SUV were also seized under the Forfeiture of Offence Related Property Act as part of the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges are anticipated against all three people.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251. If you wish to remain anonymous call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a TIP online at www.solvecrime.ca. Crime Stoppers may pay a reward of up to $2000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.

Photo by RCMP
Photo by RCMP

Charged are;

Maciej KRANC 76-11-15 (10 charges) Held in custody, next court appearance Sept 12

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance (x8) Section 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of a Prohibited/Restricted Firearm Section 95(1) CC
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized Section 92(1) CC

Christine NELSON 62-11-09 (5 charges) released on conditions, next court appearance Sept 12

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance (x3) Section 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of a Prohibited/Restricted Firearm Section 95(1) CC
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized Section 92(1) CC

Alicia Van HUISEN 86-09-23 (3 charges) Held in custody

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance (x3) Section 5(2) CDSA
Photo by RCMP
Photo by RCMP
Photo by RCMP
Photo by RCMP

Items seized include;

  • Fentanyl Approx 17,000 doses (1.707 kilos)
  • Crack Cocaine Approx 1500 doses (300.41 grams)
  • Methamphetamine Approx 2300 doses (238.2 grams)
  • Heroin Approx 250 doses (25.83 grams)
  • $140,179.00 cash CDN
  • .22 calibre Mossberg rifle
  • .45 calibre Sig Sauer handgun (stolen from break and enter in Burnaby, 2014)
  • 2017 white Mercedes GT Coupe – approx. value $170,000.00
  • 2013 red Mercedes ML63 SUV – approx. value $60,000.00
  • 2010 black VW Jetta sedan – approx. value $10,000.00
  • POS terminal and scanning terminal
  • 6 cellular phones
  • Approximately 1000 pieces stolen mail

Police File # 2017-10409

Ridge Meadows RCMP


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