Nanaimo Police confiscate fentanyl, illegal firearms, and cash in drug bust

Nanaimo Police confiscate fentanyl, illegal firearms, and cash in drug bust

Two Nanaimo residents are facing drug trafficking charges after Nanaimo RCMP descended on a drug house late Wednesday evening.

The home was suspected of supplying drugs to dealers, who were selling to marginalized people in Nanaimo’s downtown core.

Late in the evening, police raided, finding various narcotics. Nanaimo RCMP say they seized fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

Also confiscated were two illegal firearms: a .22 calibre rifle and a sawed-off shotgun. Officers noted that while the firearms were not loaded, they were readily accessible to the residents of the home.

More than $15,000 in both American and Canadian cash was also taken by police. Two people were at home at the time and were arrested without incident and taken into police custody.

The Nanaimo RCMP Projects team is committed to disrupting suppliers of fentanyl, which is responsible for the majority of overdose deaths within our city and its street community,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

These arrests and seizures should, at least in the short term, impact the flow of illegal drugs to dealers in the downtown core of our city.

The 27-year-old male and a 47 year-old-female arrested in the drug bust were released unconditionally and court dates for both are pending for drug trafficking charges.


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