A drug house in the upscale neighbourhood of Klahanie is now in the crosshairs of the Port Moody Police Department.
The department noted for two months it has received numerous complaints from residents of drug activity and nuisance behaviour coming from one particular suite in the Klahanie development.
Over the weekend, the department began its crackdown on the unit, paying a visit and identifying a group of heavy drug users including both men and women using the unit. No arrests were made, but Manjinder Kaila, with the Port Moody police, said some of the residents did have various conditions.
"We are working closely with our partners and stakeholders from our community and have every intention of eliminating this behavior," he said, noting the unit is being rented out.
The department tweeted about the unit Saturday night: "We are dealing with an apartment that has been taken over by crackheads."
Kaila said police have been in contact with the owner, who is forming part of the strategy to have the tenants removed. Though police note Port Moody isn't free of crack houses or clusters of heavy drug users living together, Kaila suggested the location of this suite is unusual.
"It is considered a more higher-end area," he told The NOW. "Just having a group of individuals residing all together and all being heavy drug users is quite uncommon."