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RCMP investigation in Campbell River leads to sizeable seizure of fentanyl

Dilaudid pills, cocaine, methamphetamine, and $30,000 cash also seized
Drugs and money Campbell River RCMP confiscated in a raid on Feb. 21. Submitted photo by RCMP.

A Campbell River woman in her 50s was arrested with fentanyl, cocaine and pills police believe were diverted from safe supply prescriptions.

Campbell River RCMP executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Nursery Road in Campbell River Feb. 21 as part of a drug trafficking investigation. The Major Crime Unit and Crime Reduction Unit were on hand to assist.

Th woman was arrested at the scene and released with a court date in May. Drug trafficking charges are recommended against the woman. Three others also face charges as a result of the investigation.

“This investigation and sizeable drug seizure is an excellent example of the ongoing efforts of our officers to hold the criminal elements of the drug trade accountable for their illegal activities in our community,” states RCMP Inspector Jeff Preston.

Police found over two kilograms of fentanyl, over a kilogram of cocaine, over a kilogram of methamphetamine, and roughly 3,500 Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) pills.

Police located substantial evidence, which included over two kilograms of fentanyl, more than a kilogram of cocaine, more than a kilogram of methamphetamine, and more than 3,500 Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) pills.

Dilaudid pills are an opioid prescribed for severe pain or as a safe supply. Police believe the pills have been diverted from safe supply prescriptions, due to evidence collected on the scene.

Investigators also located over $30,000 in cash, a significant quantity of liquid GHB and numerous other prescription pills at the location. Extensive documentation found on the scene suggested a well-organized drug trafficking operation was operating from the residence.

Some of the fentanyl powder was moulded into the shape of gummy bears and dinosaurs.

Police also seized a 2022 Dodge Ram and a 1999 Jeep Cherokee.

If you have information regarding ongoing criminal activity in our community, contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.