Wednesday July 27, 2011


Crime News

Crack Shack A Goner

Crime Reduction unit reduces and removes illicit drugs and weapons cache on Fletcher St.

Released by Cpl. Hollingsworth, UFVRD Chilliwack RCMP


n July 20, 2011, members of the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) and the Criminal Intelligence Section (CIS) obtained the necessary evidence to have a search warrant authorized a unit in the 9300 block of Fletcher Street which was believed to be a known crack shack.

At 3:20 pm, police officers from CRU and CIS entered the residence with a search warrant and located three Chilliwack men, aged 19, 20 and 21, who were subsequently arrested.

Members conducted a search of the unit and located numerous items which were evidence of a very active crack shack. Several weapons including a touch stun taser, swords, knives, bear spray, baseball bat, and a baton; numerous cell phones; over $2000.00 in cash, scales, and a shift schedule. There was also individually packaged drugs located in the residence intended for re-sale. Also seized was approximately 82 grams of cocaine with a street value of $8200.00, almost 8 grams of heroine worth $1500.00, marijuana, hash butter, and unknown pills (yet to be identified).

The three men connected to this crack shack were released, each on a Promise to Appear in court on November 22, 2011. They were also given conditions not to possess cell phones or weapons, not to communicate with one another, and to abstain from going back to the crack shack. One man also had an outstanding warrant.

"This is yet another accomplishment by CRU and CIS to eliminate crack shacks in Chilliwack, said Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth. "CRU and CIS members are working diligently to sustain their goal."

The investigation is ongoing by CRU and CIS.

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