Surrey RCMP say there’s been a major seizure of street drugs.
On its Twitter account this morning, it says 5,000 doses were located.
Of the 5K, about 3,600 were suspected to be heroin/fentanyl.
Over 5K doses of street drugs seized, including suspected #fentanyl, and 3 ppl arrested on drug charges following 2 month investigation.
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) February 1, 2017
About $16,000 worth of Canadian currency was also found by investigators.
Officials say three people have been arrested and at least two face charges after a two-month investigation.
They are 54-year-old Lee Roy Braaten, 47-year-old Wanda Stopa – all three from Surrey.
A third man, a 30-year-old also from Surrey was also arrested but has not been charged.
Wanda Stopa, who is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, is being called a ‘homeless advocate’ by people who know her.
Erin Schulte, who frequents the Whalley strip helping people, says Stopa had been living on the strip for years and is one of her best friends.
“She has proven to me over and over again through the past three years just where her heart is. She is the first person that if you need something, she would help you out, she would give you the shirt off your back.”
Schulte says it’s normal for homeless people to sell drugs to make a living, but Stopa was not one of them.
“My gut just tells me that things are not as they are. And that I will not jump to conclusions.”
Schulte says Stopa was arrested on the strip last week.