Search warrant in Powell River nets drugs, cash, weapons
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Drugs, cash, and weapons.
Those were seized from a supportive housing complex in Powell River after police executed two search warrants on Feb. 18th and 19th.
Originally police were searching for a gun, but once they gained entry into the specific unit at the complex on Joyce Avenue, they said it “became evident” that drugs were being trafficked there.
A second search warrant was granted and the subsequent search netted a variety of drugs including methamphetamine, crack cocaine, fentanyl and prescription medications.
Also seized during the investigation was a prohibited weapon, stolen property and close to $10,000 in cash and cash equivalents.
A 61-year-old man who lives in the unit was arrested and 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’s scheduled to appear in Powell River Provincial Court on April 20th.