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A woman in Chemainus has been arrested for drug trafficking charges after a police raid found evidence of the crime at her residence. 

In January 2019 North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP executed a search warrant on a property in Chemainus and found two ounces of methamphetamine, quantities of heroin/fentanyl, counterfeit currency, stolen property, and further evidence of drug trafficking.

See also: Drugs, weapons, and 2 vehicles seized after extensive investigation in Victoria and West Shore 

The RCMP teamed with the municipality of North Cowichan and the BC Civil Forfeiture Office who were also conducting their own investigations on the property. 

As a result of this investigation, the federal Crown Counsel issued an arrest warrant in September for 40-year-old Schivon Metcalf who was wanted for two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Metcalf was arrested on October 4th, during which police found drugs and drug trafficking paraphernalia on her person, leading to three further charges.

“Drug traffickers often select rental properties that will become hubs for criminal activity and cause considerable strain on neighborhoods,” said Constable Kevin Houlgate of the Street Crime Unit. 

“The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP will continue to target individuals and properties that negatively impact our communities due to drug trafficking and other illegal activity,” Houlgate adds. 

Metcalf is due to appear in court on November 5th.