Mounties shut down problem drug house

Nanaimo

2020-07-06 13:44 PDT

File # 2020-22086

A two-month long drug investigation, culminated with a south end Nanaimo home being shut down by local Mounties. The search was carried out in the early evening hours of July 1st, 2020 and resulted in the arrest of 4 adults and the seizure of drugs and $19,000 dollars in Canadian currency.

The home located on Woodhouse St, was the focus of numerous community based complaints ranging from drug trafficking, thefts and various disturbances. On the strength of a search warrant, officers entered the home and seized approximately two ounces of crack cocaine, a half ounce of crystal methamphetamine and a small amount of fentanyl. The four adults, two men and two women, ranging in age from 27 to 57, were arrested without incident.

This is another example of community members working with the police to address a problem home, which was having a negative impact on their right to peace and enjoyment, said Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP. While the search was being carried out, several nearby residents ventured on to the streets and were quick to express their pleasure that the occupants of the home were leaving and would be held accountable for their actions.

The four adults were later released from police custody and will be compelled to appear in Nanaimo Provincial court by means of a summons. If you are experiencing similar issues in your neighbourhood with a problem house, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.
 

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Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
nanaimo.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238

Email: gary.obrien@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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