Nanaimo man arrested
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Nanaimo RCMP have arrested two people and seized a plethora of drugs and cash from a property suspected of being used as a drug trafficking hub.

In a statement on Friday, police say they carried out a search warrant at a residence in the 700-block of Brechin Road at around 10:30 p.m. on July 30.

The warrant was executed as part of a drug trafficking investigation after reports from neighbours about suspicious activity and “vile odours” at the property.

When Nanaimo RCMP alongside Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended the residence, they found and arrested one man and one woman, both 35.

A search of the property also yielded several ounces of suspected crystal methamphetamine, fentanyl, and $2,000 in Canadian currency.

“The seizure of this amount of fentanyl is huge for our community, and equates to approximately 400 usages of this deadly drug and potentially 400 fatal overdoses,” said Cst. Gary O’Brien.

Both suspects were released from custody several hours later and police say charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking are pending.