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RCMP locate drugs and weapons in Duncan search and seizure


A search warrant was executed in Duncan last month that resulted in a large amount of deadly drugs and weapons being seized by NorthCowichan/Duncan RCMP.

A property on Alexander Street was raided in a drug-related investigation that spanned several months in the early hours of September 7th.

Officers with the Vancouver Island Integrated Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services along with the Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant and found a lot more than just drugs on the property. 

Police arrested a 37-year-old man from Hope, BC without incident during the warrant execution.

Police say they found 13 ounces of suspected Fentanyl, 6 ounces of suspected cocaine, 34 ounces of suspected Methamphetamine and over 230 prescribed medication pills on the property.

According to police, they also found and seized a 12-gauge shotgun, a .45 calibre replica handgun, 2 conducted energy weapons (colloquially known as tasers) and body armour.

“Along with the obvious visible issues around drug abuse in the community, any time individuals and groups involved in the drug trade choose to move into new areas, the risk of violence increases,” says Corporal Trevor March of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Street Crime Unit. 

“Maintaining pressure against these groups to curb their activity will remain a priority of the Street Crime Unit and collectively as a detachment. Investigators will be working closely with Federal Crown Counsel to secure charges and convictions on this matter.”

Anyone with information should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

Curtis Blandy

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