Men arrested after drugs, weapons found in search of house near Parksville mall

Two men were arrested and unspecified illicit drugs, a firearm, hatchets and knives were found in a search of what police called a “drug house” near Parksville’s Wembley Mall.

Oceanside RCMP also found a “significant” amount of cash and items consistent with the packaging and distribution of drugs in the Nov. 27 search.

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Staff Sgt. Marc Pelletier said members of the community helped the police investigation by providing information.

Ryan Walter O’Melia, 29, has been released on bail and 29-year-old Kyle Andrew Thompson has been held in custody pending a Dec. 10 court appearance.

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