Police in Duncan seized numerous guns and drugs, including fentanyl and cocaine, following a drug-related investigation that spanned several months and resulted in the arrest of one man.
A 37-year-old man from Hope, B.C., was taken into custody without incident following the Sept. 7 search of a property on Alexander Street, RCMP said in a news release Wednesday.
The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Street Crime Unit executed the warrant with officers from the Vancouver Island Integrated Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services, according to police in the release.
At the property, officers found and seized 13 ounces of suspected fentanyl, six ounces of suspected cocaine, 34 ounces of suspected methamphetamine and over 230 prescribed medication pills, RCMP say.
Officers also seized a 12-gauge shotgun, a .45 calibre replica handgun, two tasers and body armour.
“Along with the obvious visible issues around drug abuse in the community, any time individuals and groups involved in the drug trade choose to move into new areas, the risk of violence increases,” said Cpl. Trevor March of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Street Crime Unit.
“Maintaining pressure against these groups to curb their activity will remain a priority of the Street Crime Unit and collectively as a detachment,” he added.
March says investigators are working closely with the Federal Crown Counsel to secure charges and convictions in the case.
Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.