Drug trafficking investigation in Campbell River leads to sizeable seizure of fentanyl

Campbell River

2024-02-28 08:52 PST

File # 2024-456

On February 21, 2024, the Campbell River RCMP Street Crime Unit with the assistance of the Major Crime Unit and Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Nursery Road in Campbell River, as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

Drugs seized from warrant search 

(Drugs and cash seized on February 21st, 2024 in Campbell River.)

Police located substantial evidence which included over 2 kilograms of fentanyl, over a kilogram of cocaine, over a kilogram of methamphetamine and over 3500 Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) pills.

Dilaudid is a powerful opioid prescribed for severe pain or as a safe supply. Evidence was located during the search suggesting that these dilaudid pills had been diverted from safe supply prescriptions.

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 scene suggested a well-organized drug trafficking operation was being run from the residence.

Of note, some of the Fentanyl powder had been moulded into the shape of gummy bears and dinosaurs.

A 2022 Dodge Ram and a 1999 Jeep Cherokee were seized as offence related property.

A Campbell River woman in her 50s was arrested on scene and released with a court date in May. Drug trafficking charges will be recommended against the woman and charges will be also recommended against three others 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, stated RCMP Inspector Jeff Preston.

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

Released by:

Cst. Maury Tyre
Media Relations Officer
Campbell River RCMP
275 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C8
Office: 250-286-6221
Cell: 250-895-1468
Fax: 250-286-3983

Email: maury.tyre@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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