Nanaimo RCMP have taken four people into custody in connection with the closure of an alleged drug house after months of investigation.
In a statement released Monday, police announced that a two month long investigation into drug trafficking and disturbances led to the search of a property on Woodhouse Street in Nanaimo.
The search warrant was executed on the evening of July 1 and culminated in the arrest of four people and seizure of drugs and $19,000 in cash.
The initial investigation was based on a number of community complaints against the property, ranging from drug trafficking and thefts to various other types of disturbances.
Police arrested two men and two men whose ages ranged between 27 and 57 years old. The drugs seized included about two ounces of crack cocaine, a half ounce of crystal methamphetamine and a small amount of fentanyl.
“This is another example of community members working with the police to address a problem home, which was having a negative impact on their right to peace and enjoyment,” said Cst. Gary O’Brien in a statement.
According to police, residents of nearby homes came out onto the streets while officers were executing their search warrant and expressed that they were pleased that the occupants of the house were being arrested.
The four people who were arrested were released from custody on a promise to appear in court at a later date.