Items seized by RCMP during a May 13 raid on Butchart Street. (RCMP photo)

Items seized by RCMP during a May 13 raid on Butchart Street. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP seize guns and drugs during raid on Butchart Street property

Police executed a search warrant on a home May 13, arresting one man at the scene

RCMP seized drugs, guns, cash and automobiles during a May 13 drug bust in Chilliwack.

Police started investigating a house in the 8700-block of Butchart Street last fall, linking a 43-year-old man and 37-year-old woman to the address.

With a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) warrant in hand, police raided the property and found what they believe to be quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and cocaine.

They also recovered property that had previously been reported stolen to the Chilliwack RCMP.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail said it was tips from the public that got this investigation rolling, and he encouraged people to keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour.

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“Citizens reporting what appears out of place to police is a powerful means of keeping a neighbourhood safe,” Rail said. “In this instance, a significant amount of illegal drugs and firearms were seized before reaching the streets of our community.”

The man associated with the property was arrested during the raid, and later released. RCMP will review all evidence collected during the investigation and forward a report to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) for their assessment of CDSA charges.

Meanwhile, Rail offered tips for home to spot a crime house or drug dealer in your neighbourhood:

— Look for regular and unusual traffic patterns

— Look for traffic stops where a resident comes out to talk briefly with occupants of a vehicle

— Look for a house where the lights are always on.

RCMP remind anyone who sees or hears anything suspicious to call the police at 604-792-4611 or dial Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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