On February 18 and 19, Powell River RCMP executed two search warrants at the supportive housing complex on Joyce Avenue.
According to a media release from Powell River RCMP, originally, police were searching for a firearm but once entry into the specific unit was gained, it became evident that drugs were being trafficked from that location.
Staff sergeant Rod Wiebe stated a second search warrant was granted and the subsequent search netted a variety of drugs including methamphetamine, crack cocaine, fentanyl and a variety of prescription medications.
“Also seized during the investigation was a prohibited weapon, stolen property and close to $10,000 in cash and cash equivalents,” stated Wiebe. “The 61-year-old resident of the unit was arrested and now faces charges including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of stolen property and trafficking in firearms. He will appear in Powell River Provincial Court on April 20 to answer to the charges.”