Several ski season workers have been caught in a police drug sting in Wanaka.

Police today revealed a five-month undercover operation had resulted in the arrests of eight people and seizure of large quantities of LSD, MDMA (ecstasy) and cannabis.

Months of undercover work, which included infiltration of the local drug scene, ended in the execution of 10 search warrants.

The eight people arrested range in age from 19 to 49. They face a variety of drug charges including supply of LSD and MDMA.


Police seized about $13,000 cash, hundreds of tabs and other yet-to-be identified substances, and found several indoor and outdoor cannabis growing operations.