Ucluelet police are seized firearms, approximately 1.5 ounces of cocaine and $40,000 from an Orca Crescent residence on Nov. 2.

UPDATED: Ucluelet police seize firearms and cocaine in drug trafficking investigation

The file remains under investigation and charges are pending.

Ucluelet police seized firearms, approximately 1.5 ounces of cocaine and $40,000 cash from an Orca Crescent residence as part of a recent drug trafficking investigation.

Ucluelet RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Steve Mancini told the Westerly News that Ucluelet worked with Island District RCMP to execute a search warrant at the residence on Nov. 2 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act after several months of investigation. Two Ucluelet residents were arrested prior to the search warrant being executed. Both have been released from custody while charges are pending.

“Anytime you have drugs being dealt in your community, it’s not a good thing. We’re doing our part to try to keep that out of the community. We don’t want to see it here,” Mancini said. “People who are profiting from people’s addictions have no place here as far as we’re concerned.”

Mancini encourages any residents who are aware of illegal activities going on in town to contact the detachment at 250-726-7773 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

“One of the pros and cons of living in a small town is everybody knows everybody. You hear things and you try to do your job as a result of it,” he said.

“It would be naive to think that these are the only people that we’re looking at in town. If people know about anything, we ask that they give us a call or call Crime Stoppers.”

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