Police seize drugs while investigating ‘indignity to a dead body’ in Campbell River

Police seize drugs while investigating ‘indignity to a dead body’ in Campbell River
Nicholas Pescod

The Campbell River RCMP say they seized a vast quantity of drugs from a home that was flagged as part of an investigation into indignity to a dead body.

The investigation began on Feb. 8 when police were called to a remote area just outside of town for a report of a citizen locating a dead body.

The Campbell River Major Crime Unit then took over the investigation, and later obtained a search warrant for a home in the 300-block of Cedar Street for “indignity to a dead body.”

Police searched the home on Feb. 14, and found “significant evidence of drug trafficking” inside, including more than 1,400 dilaudid pills (an opioid) and approximately 150 grams of suspected cocaine.

Mounties also found scales and weapons inside the home, according to a release Friday.

The release did not include further information on the investigation into the body.

CHEK News reached out to the Campbell River RCMP for further details, including whether the death was suspicious. In an email, the spokesperson said there was no further information on the body at this time.

He also noted that arrests are generally made if police believe there is an immediate threat to public safety, or if there is confidence that charges will move forward.

“The investigation is ongoing and police will be making efforts to determine if charges can be sought,” reads the release.

“As part of the ongoing drug investigation, the suspected drugs will be sent to Health Canada for analysis and efforts will be made to determine their origin.”

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.

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