Person dies, drugs and weapons seized after medical emergency in Port Alberni

RCMP called to scene at 3rd Avenue on Sunday

A call for a medical emergency in Port Alberni’s uptown area resulted in the execution of a search warrant for drug trafficking.

In the late evening on Sunday, Jan. 28, Port Alberni RCMP were called to provide assistance to the Port Alberni Fire Department and the B.C. Ambulance Service as they attended to an apartment complex in the Harbourview Apartments on 3rd Avenue for a medical emergency.

First responders attended to a 45-year-old Port Alberni resident, who was found to be in medical distress. The resident has since died.

During the course of their investigation, police observed evidence of drug trafficking activity in the apartment and subsequently executed a search warrant on the residence. Police seized quantities of cocaine, heroin and several weapons, as well as recovering some stolen property.

No arrests were made in this investigation. The police and the coroner investigations are ongoing.

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