Second big raid in Campbell River nets heroin and loads of cash
For the second time in two weeks, Campbell River Mounties executed one of the biggest drug busts in the city’s history.
This time RCMP officers seized 75 grams of heroin, an assortment of other drugs and $226,000 in cash during a Friday raid of a Carlyle Crescent residence.
“This is a large amount of currency seized from a residence, and the second large seizure in a short time,” said Cpl. Poppy Hallam in a news release.
On Feb. 15, Mounties seized 11 ounces of cocaine and $159,000 in cash during a bust of residence located in the vicinity of Alder Street and Coronation Crescent.
Three people were arrested at the scene and charged with trafficking.
They are due to appear in Campbell River provincial court on March 18.
Hallam said the two busts are unrelated.
In the latest raid, a 43-year-old Campbell River man was arrested and later released on conditions. His name was not released.
Police are recommending he be charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
He is due to appear in provincial court on April 8.