One man is in custody and another is facing possible charges following an RCMP investigation into street-level drug trafficking in Chilliwack.
Corey Richard Emery, who is well-known to police, has been charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
The charges stem from an incident that began in the city’s downtown on the morning of Oct. 18. Members of the RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) watched what they believed to be a drug transaction involving a 50-year-old man. In the course of their investigation, a home in the 9100-block of Charles Street was linked to the transaction.
The male was quickly taken into custody outside of the residence by the plain clothes unit. Evidence seized by officers during the arrest linked the suspect to alleged drug trafficking and led to the arrest of a second individual
A search of the residence was made by Chilliwack CRU, supported by the Chilliwack Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST), later that afternoon.
Inside, drugs alleged to be methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, along with cash, drug trafficking paraphernalia, and a BB gun, were seized by police.
The 31-year-old Emery remains in custody pending a court date in early November.
This is not Emery’s first encounter with police. Earlier this year he was arrested after allegedly firing a handgun at a vehicle in front of a drug house.
He was arrested again three weeks later after police found drugs, weapons and cash at a home in the 9100 block of Charles Street.
Meanwhile, RCMP investigators are submitting all circumstances of the investigation into the activity of the 50-year-old man to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of drug charges.
“Reports of illegal drug transactions made to the RCMP aided police in the seizure of drugs before they reached the streets of our community,” said Cpl. Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.
Tips on how to spot a drug dealer in the neighbourhood;
• Constant day and night foot / vehicle traffic to and from a house or property.
• Traffic arrives and leaves at odd times.
• Loitering in or around a house or property.
RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).