Nanaimo, BC – 48-year-old Tasha Leone and 28-year-old Kyle Busch of Nanaimo have been remanded into police custody following a search warrant carried out on their residence located in the 1200 block of Nanaimo Lakes Road, The investigation was lead by the Nanaimo RCMP Drug Unit. The search which occurred at approximately 9 pm on Saturday November 6, 2020, resulted in the seizure of 6 ounces of fentanyl, one ounce of cocaine and a small amount of methamphetamine. Additionally, $12,000 in Canadian currency and three unloaded shotguns were found.
Due to their history of violence and the possibility of firearms being present, the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team (ERT) was used for entry. There were no issues on entry and three shotguns and ammunition were located and seized.
This is the third significant seizure of fentanyl in Nanaimo in the past 2 weeks.
These seizures speak volumes to the dedication and commitment shown by our officers to eradicate this drug and others from our community. While our officers are pleased with these short term successes, they also recognize they must keep pressure on those involved in the drug trade, as other drug dealers are expected to fill the void left by those arrested, said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
Leone and Busch, who are currently before the courts on similar drug charges, were remanded until November 17th and November 23rd respectively.
File # 2020-39442
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