Drug racket busted at Alberni club

A 52-year-old Alberni man is facing drug charges after police seized B.C. Bud, cash and cellphones from him on Wednesday.

A 52-year-old Port Alberni man is facing drug charges after police seized B.C. Bud, cash and cellphones from him on Wednesday night.

RCMP officers served a warrant to the man at the Court House Racquet Club building on Third Avenue at 10 p.m., RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

Police were at the property until 4 a.m. looking for evidence to support drug trafficking charges. Police arrested two men but only the 52-year-old is facing charges.

The man isn’t affiliated with the racquet club, and was instead conducting an illegal business on the property. The man is known to police, Allan said.

Members of the community are encouraged to provide relevant information pertaining to illegal activity by calling the local detachment at 723-2424, or providing it anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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