Woman arrested after Mounties raid problem hotel in Duncan
Published Monday, September 16, 2019 11:29AM PDT
Police say the hotel has been a problem for the community in the past. (File photo)
An Ontario woman has been arrested after Mounties raided a Duncan hotel last week.
The North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP say officers executed a search warrant on Sept. 11 at a hotel near Alexander Street.
Investigators found suspected fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, scales and more than $2,500 in cash, police said Monday.
Police say they also found a knife with a brass-knuckled handle and numerous retail items that are suspected stolen.
A 31-year-old woman from Ontario was arrested at the scene and is scheduled to make her first appearance in court in December.
Police say the hotel has been a problem for the community in the past.
"This particular business has been the subject of substantial police investigations over the past several years causing a strain on the area residents and police resources," Cpl. Trevor March said in a news release Monday.
"Investigators will continue targeted enforcement as well as engaging local and provincial partners to ensure these issues come to an end."