Two suspects arrested following weekend drug search

Nanaimo Mounties arrested two suspects and confiscated drugs, cash and cellphones while searching two residences on the weekend.

Police conducted both searches Saturday evening at a home in the 500 block of Duke Street and an apartment at 21 Prideaux St.

Police found 100 grams of cocaine, 70 grams of heroin and drug trafficking paraphernalia at the Prideaux Street location.

"When they did the search on the Duke Street home they got four cellphones and almost $12,000 in cash," said Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

Police also arrested David Jack Pollard, 29, and Christine Tammie Smithers, 25.

Pollard and Smithers both appeared in Nanaimo provincial court Monday to face charges of two counts each of possession of a controlled substance of the purpose of trafficking.

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