Nanaimo RCMP Media Advisory
Nanaimo file # 2020-19193

Inspired on by the sounds of neighbours cheering and clapping, the Nanaimo RCMP Street Crimes Unit moved in and effectively shut down a problem drug house. The house is located in the 500 block of Milton St, and the search warrant was carried out at approximately 6:30 pm on Wednesday June 10th 2020.

Beginning near the end of March 2020, RCMP received numerous complaints ranging from drug deals, petty thefts and daily disturbances. Neighbours were upset and wanted something done. When officers entered the home, seven adults were found inside, with six later being released without charge. One female, age 58, was taken into police custody.

A search of the home yielded a variety of drugs including a small amount of suspected Fentanyl, and approximately one ounce of crystal methamphetamine. Additionally, $2500 in cash along with supporting pieces of paraphernalia were found.

One other male, also 58 years old, was arrested away from the home. Both were held in custody and released in the morning of June 11th 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.