RCMP makes several drug-related arrests in Ladysmith

Ladysmith RCMP have arrested a number of people in town in connection with the sale of illicit drugs such as heroin and speed.

RCMP makes several drug-related arrests in Ladysmith

After working with various RCMP units over the past two months, the Ladysmith RCMP have arrested a number of people in town in connection with the sale of illicit drugs such as heroin and speed.

Working in co-operation and concert with Island District General Investigations Sections and specialized RCMP members from E Division Vancouver, the RCMP Ladysmith Detachment has been conducting a two-month-long investigation and operation focussing on the illicit drug trade in Ladysmith, Staff Sgt. David Herman explained in a press release Monday, June 23.

The preliminary investigative and planning stages of this operation go back to the fall of 2013, according to Herman.

This joint operation between various RCMP units focused primarily on the town of Ladysmith, and through this work, RCMP investigators purchased illicit drugs, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine (speed) and GHB (the “date rape drug”), from suspected illicit drug dealers in the community, explained Herman.

“The multiple purchases of illicit drugs were made from six separate adult offenders, all of whom were residing in the community of Ladysmith at the time,” he said. “A number of the illicit drug trafficking suspects have now been arrested and will be appearing in court at later dates. No names or addresses of interest are being released at this time. This investigation remains open and is active at this time. No other information is being released at his time.”