Ridge Meadows RCMP’s street enforcement unit busted two homes Friday, the latest of five Maple Ridge houses raided in October which they say are pushing heroin, fentanyl and cocaine to more than 900 people in the downtown.
Police seized heroin, crack cocaine, a loaded handgun, piles of cash and two vehicles at the two homes on Friday and want the property to be seized under the civil forfeiture proceeds of crime program.
“Through crime analysis, police are aware of a link between drug addiction and minor property crimes, such as thefts, thefts from vehicles, and shoplifting,” Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said.
“Over the past three weeks, we have made significant progress in reducing the availability of street level drugs, which will hopefully reduce property crimes.
“We have also taken firearms away from people who do not have a legal right to possess them, which makes our streets much safer,” she added.
Maciej Jan Kranc, 37, appeared in Port Coquitlam provincial court Friday, charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition, careless use of a firearm, and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
He next appears Nov. 19.
Pamela Jean Hunink, 30, faces two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.