CHILLIWACK RCMP announced on Monday that they arrested one person during their investigation of an alleged illegal drug trafficking operation.
An investigation of activity at a residence in the 8700-block of Butchart Street linked a 43-year-old man and 37 year-old woman to the address and the alleged sale of illegal drugs. The investigation was initiated by the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Priority Target Team (CRU PTT) in the fall of 2020.
On the evening of May 13, the CRU executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant of the residence. RCMP officers seized what they believe to be fentanyl, methamphetamine, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), cocaine, paraphernalia consistent with the trafficking of drugs, vehicles, firearms and cash. Police also recovered property previously reported stolen to the Chilliwack RCMP.
Police arrested and later released the 43-year-old suspect.
Following a thorough investigation and review of evidence, the RCMP said they will forward all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) for their assessment of CDSA charges.
“Citizens reporting what appears out of place to police is a powerful means of keeping a neighbourhood safe,” said Cpl. Mike Rail, spokesperson for the UFVRD. “In this instance a significant amount of illegal drugs and firearms were seized before reaching the streets of our community.”
RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact police at 604-792-4611 or, should they wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).