A drug seizure at French Creek this week included a significant amount of suspected gamma-hydroxbutyrate, heroin and MDMA. Photo submitted

Drug house near Parksville busted

Hand grenade seized along with suspected GHB, heroin and MDMA

A French Creek home, which had been under surveillance for drug trafficking, was busted by Oceanside RCMP on Thursday.

After a lengthy investigation, the Oceanside RCMP General Investigation Section was able to obtain a warrant to enter a home on a property in French Creek, said Cpl. Jesse Foreman in a news release. The home had been under surveillance, as it was believed there was drug trafficking occurring out of the home, he said.

“This was a solid investigation; we pledge an ongoing commitment to identifying and arresting those responsible for drug trafficking in our communities,” said Staff Sgt. Marc Pelletier in a news release.

Once inside the home, police located several occupants. Two men, aged 74 and 27, who reside in the home, were arrested without incident.

The drug seizure included a significant amount of suspected gamma-hydroxbutyrate (GHB), heroin and MDMA. Another very concerning item that was seized was a hand grenade, said Foreman.

According to the news release, the 74-year-old suspect has been released on a promise to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court on Nov. 19.

The 27-year-old man, who was on court-imposed conditions for a prior drug-trafficking conviction, was held in custody. He appeared Friday in Nanaimo provincial court.

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