RCMP searches North Oyster home

Police investigations are continuing after police raided homes in Nanaimo and Ladysmith.

Police investigations are continuing after police raided homes in Nanaimo and Ladysmith.

The search warrants were carried out during the morning of Dec. 4 at a house at 610 Harewood Rd. in Nanaimo and at a house on Prospect Drive in Ladysmith’s North Oyster district near Yellow Point.

Mounties brought in the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team for both searches due to “activities associated with the individuals at each location,” according to a police press release.

“Information obtained through the course of the investigation lead officers to believe there may be firearms in the homes; also, the individuals associated to the houses, were known to be violent,” Nanaimo RCMP spokesman Const. Gary O’Brien said in an e-mail to the Nanaimo News Bulletin.

Two women and two men were arrested at the Harewood Road residence and one woman was arrested on Prospect Drive. The searches and arrests were made without incident.

RCMP clandestine lab specialists were at both scenes, conducting investigations, seizing chemicals and gathering other evidence.

O’Brien said more information will be available when the searches are completed.

— With files from the Nanaimo News Bulletin