(This story originally appeared in the Feb. 25 2016 Chilliwack Times)
Three men and one woman face drug trafficking and weapons charges in connection with a heroin dial-a-dope operation in Chilliwack.
The charges stem from the RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) investigation initiated after police received reports in August and September 2014 of the alleged sale of heroin from a building in the 8100-block of Young Road.
Ongoing covert operations by police led to the purchase of increasing quantities of the drug, as well as police being offered brass knuckles equipped with built-in conducted energy weapons for purchase.
Undercover drug purchases continued until March 10, 2015, when a search warrant was executed at a home in the 10000-block of Woods Avenue that led to the seizure of methamphetamine, Phenacetin, MDMA, TFMPP, four firearms, a Conducted Energy Weapon, cash and other evidence of drug trafficking activity.
Arrested were Dina Anthony, 52, and Constantinos Anthony, 51.
Then on April 2, officers executed a warrant in the 9300-block of Nowell Street where more drugs, including cocaine and heroin, bear spray and a loaded carbine rifle were seized.
Jamie Leanne Rogers, 31, and an unnamed 48-year-old male were arrested at the home.
Also facing a number of charges on the file is 42-year-old Bryan Leslie Schapansky.
“The covert operation drew RCMP resources from across the Lower Mainland during which officers purchased over three ounces of heroin valued at approximately $11,600 from the suspect,” Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail said. “Police have taken another step in reducing organized crime and removing illegal drugs and weapons from our streets.”
All four were released from custody and are back in court March 15.