A French Creek home, which had been under surveillance for drug trafficking, was busted by Oceanside RCMP Thursday (Sept. 28).
After a lengthy investigation, the Oceanside RCMP General Investigation Section was able to obtain a warrant to enter a home on a property in French Creek, said Cpl. Jesse Foreman in a news release. The home had been under surveillance, as it was believed there was drug trafficking occurring out of the home, he said.
“This was a solid investigation; we pledge an ongoing commitment to identifying and arresting those responsible for drug trafficking in our communities,” said Staff Sgt. Marc Pelletier, quoted in the Oceanside RCMP news release.
Once inside the home, police located several occupants. Two men, aged 74 and 27, who reside in the home, were arrested without incident.
The drug seizure included a significant amount of suspected gamma-hydroxbutyrate (GHB), heroin and MDMA (ecstasy). Another very concerning item that was seized was a suspected live hand grenade, said Foreman.
According to the news release, the 74-year-old suspect has been released on a promise to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court on Nov. 19.
The 27-year-old man, who was on court-imposed conditions for a prior drug-trafficking conviction, was held in custody. He appeared Friday in Nanaimo Provincial Court for his first appearance.
— Oceanside RCMP