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Two Duncan residents have been arrested for drug trafficking after North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP found a large amount of drugs, cash, and stolen items in their residence on Thursday afternoon.

On June 6th, officers executed a search warrant at a Queens Road residence in Duncan after they had reason to believe drugs were being trafficked in the area.

When police searched the home, they discovered a large quantity of illicit drugs, including suspected heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, and “other instruments used to traffic drugs”.

Officers also seized an undisclosed amount of cash and stolen property, including multiple bicycles and chainsaws. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say they are working to return the items to their lawful owners.

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As the home was being searched, police also arrested a man and a woman at the scene.

35-year-old Chris James Strong and 29-year-old Miranda Mary Motherwell are being charged with possession of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking with additional charges being considered as the investigation continues.

The pair are currently being held in police custody.

“We have no tolerance to those trafficking drugs in the Cowichan Valley,” said Sgt. Kurt Bosnell, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP in a statement.

“If you are a drug dealer, rest assured you will be targeted by our investigators.”