Nanaimo RCMP said Friday that its project team had shut down a “drug house” in the central part of the city.
According to police, the house, located in the 700-block of Brechin Road, had ongoing issues, including vile odours, suspicious persons and vehicles at all hours of the day.
Police carried out a search warrant at the house at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday. Police said due to the possibility of firearms in the house, the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team (ERT) entered the home.
One man and one woman, both 35 years old, were arrested in the home. They were both released several hours later. Police are recommending charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Police seized several ounces of suspected crystal meth and fentanyl, along with $2,000 in Canadian currency at the house.
“The seizure of this amount of fentanyl is huge for our community, and equates to approximately 400 usages of this deadly drug and potentially 400 fatal overdoses”, Const. Gary O’Brien, media relations officer for the Nanaimo RCMP said in a statement.
“If there is a suspected nuisance property or drug house in your neighbourhood, do not let it destroy the peace and harmony you deserve. Call the Nanaimo RCMP today at 250-754-2345 and report it.”