A man arrested in Campbell River for drug trafficking was released, and arrested again for the same thing a week later.
RCMP arrested a 27-year-old man from Richmond on Oct. 18, in a parking lot off of Merecroft Road, after an investigation led police to believe he was involved in drug trafficking.
Police seized 10 grams of fentanyl, five grams of crack, two grams of cocaine, almost two grams of methamphetamine and 64 dilaudid pills along with $845 cash.
That man’s car was also seized as offence-related property.
Following the arrest, the 27-year-old was released with a future court date.
Further investigation quickly revealed that the man did not leave Campbell River following his arrest and continued to sell drugs around the community.
About a week later, on Oct. 26, RCMP executed a search warrant on a hotel room being used by the suspect.
A further 19 grams of fentanyl, 34 grams of crack, almost eight grams of cocaine, seven grams of methamphetamine and 693 dilaudid pills were seized from the hotel room, along with an additional $8,400.
Police also seized a truck as offence-related property.
The man was released on conditions not to be found in Campbell River.
Numerous charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking are being recommended for the man who has a first court appearance in January 2024.
Anyone with information regarding ongoing illegal activity in Campbell River is asked to call RCMP.