0611 The neighbours cheered and clapped as the Nanaimo RCMP Street Crimes Unit moved in and shut down a problem drug house in the 500 block of Milton Street Wednesday evening.
RCMP received numerous complaints, beginning in March,
ranging from drug deals, petty thefts and daily disturbances. When officers entered the home, seven adults inside, with six later being released without charge. A 58-year-old woman was taken into police custody.
A search yielded
a variety of drugs including a small amount of suspected Fentanyl, and approximately one ounce of crystal methamphetamine, $2,500 cash and supporting pieces of paraphernalia were found.
One other man, also 58 years old, was arrested away from the home.
Both were held in custody and released in the morning pending charge approval. The two will be compelled to court by way of a warrant on charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under the CDSA.
“This is a classic example of the community
and police working together to resolve a community based issue. The neighbours were upset and instead of taking out their frustration via social media, they asked for help. We were more than willing to assist by shutting this problem drug house down once and
for all,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
If you have concerns that need the attention of the police, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.