Kamloops RCMP showed off stolen goods and drugs Thursday seized in a raid at a city hotel.

Three people were arrested around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday when members of the city RCMP’s drug unit executed a search warrant at the Village Hotel.

Police used a battering ram to gain quick access to the room, said Staff Sgt. Grant Learned. Inside, officers found three snowboards, two mountain bikes, five lap-top computers, as well as $7,000 worth of methamphetamine, crack and heroin and a sword.

Police also seized about $3,800 in cash, a weigh scale and cocaine in the process of being “cooked” into crack, he said.

No one was injured in the raid.

Learned said one of the men found in the room had been arrested on different drug trafficking charges just five days before.

A 40-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man were also arrested. All three will appear in provincial court at later dates to face drug charges.

Learned said the sword in the room was not wielded as a weapon when officers raided, but he noted the ornamental weapon is solid steel and more than capable of deadly violence.

“Drug dealers are more concerned about being ripped off by other drug dealers than the presence of police,” he said.

Learned wouldn’t say what led officers to The Village Hotel, but he noted the area generally is well known as a high spot for drug activity.

“It is an area we look at on a regular basis,” he said.

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