Tḱemlúps te Secwépemc Chief and Council are taking a strong stance that illicit drug dealers are NOT WELCOME on Tḱemlúps reserve.
Chief and Council and our entire membership are concerned about the illegal trafficking of drugs and how that is hurting our members and further traumatizing our families. We see drug traffickers as individuals who are criminally negligent.
Chief and Council will continue to work with the Tk’emlúps Rural Detachment to identify and remove illicit drug dealers on reserve. Anyone caught dealing drugs on Band lands will be immediately banished from reserve. Anyone caught selling drugs out of Band owned homes, will be evicted, as per the Housing Policy section and the Housing Rental Agreement.
Tḱemlúps Chief and Council’s highest priority is to ensure the health and safety of our membership and community. We continue to be committed to explore every avenue possible to address the opioid crisis in our community.
We urge you to join us in taking action. If you see any illegal or suspicious activity, please report it to the Tk’emlúps Rural Detachment at 250-314-1800. The anonymous Crime Stopper Tip line is 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit any information via the Kamloopscrimestoppers.ca website.
Chief and Council want to continue to support our members that may be struggling with addiction. Please reach out to our Community Services team member Rachel Kilback, TteS Mental Health and Addictions Navigator, at 250-320-4327 or Jay Roque, TteS Wellness Coordinator, at 250-571-3512.