Mounties seize illegal drugs, firearms and cash

ON February 28, Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Drug Section (CRU) supported by frontline officers, Chilliwack Priority Target Team (PTT), and Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Section (IPDS) executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant of a residence in the 46000-block of Princess Avenue.  Four people in the residence were arrested and later released by police.

Bulk quantities of drugs believed to be fentanyl and heroin, together with smaller amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine, paraphernalia consistent with the preparation and sale of illegal drugs, cash, stolen property, a loaded .22 calibre pistol, rifles, and explosive blasting caps were seized by police during the search.

Following a thorough investigation and review of evidence, all circumstances of the investigation will be forwarded in a report by the RCMP to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) for their assessment of CDSA charges.

“Our priority is the safety of the community,” said Cpl. Mike Rail. “At a time when social distancing is a critical social responsibility a drug / crime house becomes more conspicuous.”

Tips on how to spot a crime house or drug dealer in your neighbourhood:

· Regular and unusual traffic patterns.

· Traffic stops where a resident comes out to talk briefly with occupants of the vehicle.

· House lights are always on. 

Police remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should they wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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