Comox Valley RCMP raids net cocaine, meth, other drugs

Search warrants net 'large amount' of drugs

  • Jul. 4, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Two Comox Valley residents now face charges after search warrants, executed in residences in Royston and Union Bay, resulted in the seizure of a “large amount” of drugs and cash.

On June 22, the Comox Valley RCMP Crime Reduction Unit and Drug section, with the assistance from the Police Dog Service, Comox Valley RCMP General Investigation Section, the Forensic Identification Section and general duty members, executed search warrants, at two separate residences.

“The amounts of drugs and cash seized were sizeable,” said Cst. Rob Gardner, media relations officer of the Comox Valley RCMP. “Getting this amount of illegal drugs and cash off our local streets is imperative to making our communities safer.”

Among the items seized were, suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, psilocybin (commonly referred to as “magic mushrooms”), a substance believed to be Ketamine, suspected OxyContin pills and a quantity of cash.

Thirty-nine-year-old Richard Cahoon, and 30-year-old Lane Swanson appeared before a judicial justice of the peace on June 23. A third male was released on a promise to appear court on a future date. A total of 13 charges are being recommended related to this incident.

–RCMP

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