On the evening of Oct 24, members of the Cranbrook and Kimberley RCMP executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act in Marysville.
Several types of drugs were located including, MDMA, marijuana, hashish and Ketamine. A male, 37, and female were arrested. The male has since been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. On Friday, Oct. 25, he appeared before a Judicial Justice of the Peace and has been remanded in custody until today, Monday, Oct. 28.
The subject is known to police and has a fairly extensive criminal record — he was arrested two years ago for the same offence.
Police were particularly concerned for two reasons: One, children often reside in the residence and secondly, the presence of Ketamine. If used improperly or mixed with other substances Ketamine can be very dangerous. Veterinarians primarily use it as a general anesthesia usually with a sedative for large animals.
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), popularly known as ecstasy, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that has similarities to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. MDMA can have many of the same physical effects as other stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines. These include increases in heart rate and blood pressure, which are particularly risky for people with circulatory problems or heart disease. MDMA users may experience other symptoms such as muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, faintness, and chills or sweating.