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VPD says drug investigation at downtown apartment could involve fentanyl

Vancouver Police, fire crews and hazmat teams have descended on a downtown apartment building where a search warrant has been executed in relation to a drug investigation.

Police, fire and hazmat teams on site

Vancouver Police, Fire and Rescue Services and a hazmat team were on scene at 1255 Seymour St. on Sunday as part of a drug investigation. (Jon Hernandez/CBC)

Vancouver Police, fire crews and hazmat teams have descended on a downtown apartment building where a search warrant has been executed in relation to a drug investigation that may involve fentanyl.

"Due to a possible prevalence of fentanyl, Vancouver Fire Rescue Services as well as a hazmat team are onsite so the search can be processed in a safe manner for police and the public," said Const. Tania Visintin.

A heavy police and fire presence was affecting traffic Sunday morning and afternoon in front of 1255 Seymour St., between Davie and Drake streets, as the investigation unfolded in a suite in the building.

Police have not said if there were any arrests or drugs seizures.

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