Nanaimo man arrested
(Image / Tom Brenner)

Nanaimo RCMP have arrested two people and seized a variety of drugs, stolen weapons, and paraphernalia during a drug bust.

On the evening of November 27th, RCMP executed a search warrant at a house whose residents were suspected of supplying drugs to dealers who in turn sold them to marginalized people in downtown Nanaimo.

Police arrested a 27-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman and conducted a search of the residence.

This yielded more than two ounces of various narcotics, including fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription oxycodone, and other prescription drugs.

Officers also found a .22 calibre rifle and a sawed off shotgun, both confirmed to have been stolen. While the firearms were unloaded, they were stored in an area where they were readily accessible to the residents.

A total of  $15,000 in mixed Canadian and US currency was also seized by police.

“These arrests and seizures should, at least in the short term, impact the flow of illegal drugs to dealers in the downtown core of our city,” said Cst. Gary O’Brien in a statement.

Both the suspects were released without condition and are expected to appear in court for drug trafficking charges.