Two arrested as police search downtown hotel

A thirty-two year old man faces a boatload of charges after an RCMP search found drugs, cash and point-of-sale terminals.

Two people were taken into custody Oct. 5 after a police raid on a downtown hotel room.

Members of the Chilliwack RCMP Drug Section and Property Crime Unit executed a search warrant at a hotel in the 45,9000 block of Yale Road. They had received several complaints about alleged drug trafficking in one of the rental units.

Inside, officers found heroin and methamphetamine, cash and various drug-trafficking tools, including packaging and scales. They also found a prohibited weapon — a rifle with a barrel sawed down to resemble a handgun.

Police recovered point-of-sale terminals, the type that are often stolen from stores and then used to obtain credit card data.

“A common trend observed in the execution of drug warrants is the recovery of stolen property which is traded in exchange for drugs,” said RCMP Cpl. Kurtis Bosnell.

Following the search, the City of Chilliwack deemed the unit unsafe and removed the occupancy permit.

Thirty-two year old Jeremy Commodore is being held in custody and has been charged with two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possessing a firearm contrary to a firearms prohibition order, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon and one count of breach of probation.

A 23-year-old female was released from custody, but will appear in court Jan. 7.