RCMP bust youth-targeted South Surrey drug operation

Published on : March 20, 2018 4:46




Three men have been arrested after drugs including marijuana and LSD were seized at a home near a high school in Surrey.

RCMP said about 600 doses of marijuana, 700 doses of psilocybin mushrooms and 500 doses of LSD were among the items found during the raid in the 1400-block of 160th Street on March 8.

A statement said police also seized six pellet guns and five knives from the home, along with more than $2,500 in cash.

The house is about two blocks from Earl Marriott Secondary School.

During the investigation, police were told that “many” young people were going to the home to buy drugs.

“Drug busts are often noteworthy because of the quantity or types drugs seized. In this case we have taken down an operation that targeted youth,” Sgt. Winston Shorey said in the statement.

The names of the men arrested haven’t been released as they haven’t been charged. RCMP said they were released with court dates.

“During the execution of the warrant, police seized approximately: 600 doses of marijuana, 700 doses of psilocybin mushrooms, 500 doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 1,800 doses of cannabis extract and more than $2,500 in Canadian currency,” the release states.

Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit said in the release, “These arrests and seizures are part of a wider, long-term effort to reduce the prevalence of drug trafficking in our communities.”