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Ridge RCMP bust Haney crack shack

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Police seized an assortment of illegal drugs from a downtown Maple Ridge house on Friday after police raided the property for the second time in less than a year.

Ridge Meadows RCMP executed a search warrant around 8 p.m. to the surprise of neighbours who watched as a tactical armoured vehicle and dozens of police officers surrounded the house on St. Anne’s Avenue, near 223rd Street .

Methamphetamines and crack cocaine were seized. Eleven people were detained by police, but have since been released from custody. No charges have been laid.

“I wasn’t sad to see it go,” said Tyler Ducharme, who lives nearby and blames the “crack shack” for attracting drug addicts to the neighbourhood.

Ducharme said addicts pick up drugs, use them in the back alley, make their way to the Salvation Army for a meal, and head back to the neighbourhood to repeat the cycle again.

“I’m glad their finally cleaning it up,” he added. “But will it last?”

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