(Photo by Nanaimo RCMP)

Nanaimo RCMP have arrested two people after a search of their residence yielded drugs and firearms.

In a statement released Tuesday, police say the RCMP Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Nanaimo Lakes Road on November 6 at around 9 p.m.

The search led them to find and seize six ounces of fentanyl, one ounce of cocaine and a small amount of methamphetamine.

Police also found $12,000 in Canadian cash and three unloaded shotguns.

“These seizures speak volumes to the dedication and commitment shown by our officers to eradicate this drug and others from our community,” said Cst. Gary O’Brien in a statement.

“While our officers are pleased with these short term successes, they also recognize they must keep pressure on those involved in the drug trade, as other drug dealers are expected to fill the void left by those arrested.”

RCMP say this is their third significant seizure of fentanyl in Nanaimo in the past two weeks.


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