Second drug house bust in a week in Alberni

Police seized guns, drugs and took three children into care after taking down a drug house in Port Alberni.

Police seized guns, drugs and took three children into care after taking down a drug house in Port Alberni.

RCMP members including some from the serious crime section raided the suspected drug home in the 4600 block of Cathedral Road on March 4, RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said in a press release.

Police seized cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, cash, and eight guns. A 37-year old man and a 34-year old woman were arrested at the residence. Charges haven’t yet been laid against the couple.

Police also discovered the couple’s 12 year old daughter in the home. The couple’s other children, aged nine and five years, were at school when the raid happened.

Investigators were troubled by the exposure of the children to the illicit activities at the residence, Allan said. “As evidenced by the presence of firearms in the home, where there are drugs, there is violence, which places the safety of the young and innocent in serious jeopardy.”

Police have contacted other authorities about the future protection of the children.

This is the second drug house targeted in the Alberni Valley in the span of one week.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying these operations, which they can report by contacting the local detachment at 250-723-2424, or anonymously report by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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