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‘Safe supply’ pills seized in huge drug bust on Nursery Road

Police in Campbell River seized a huge amount of fentanyl last week, along with pills likely diverted from ‘safe supply’ sources.

On February 21, police used a search warrant at a property on Nursery Road. They found two kilograms of fentanyl, more than a kilo each of cocaine and methamphetamines, and more than 3,500 Dilaudid (hydromorphone) pills. Evidence during the search suggests the pills were from prescriptions.

A 2022 Dodge Ram and 1999 Jeep Cherokee were seized.

Police also found more than $30,000 in cash, a significant amount of party drugs, and other prescription pills. Documentation found on scene “suggested a well-organized drug trafficking operation was being run from the residence,” they say. Some of the fentanyl powder had been molded into gummy bear and dinosaur shapes.

“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,” said RCMP Inspector Jeff Preston in a news release.

A Campbell River woman in her 50s was arrested on scene and has a court date in May, police are recommending drug trafficking charges against her and three others.

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