A standard speeding-ticket incident in Langford earlier this month turned into a surprising and substantial drug bust.

On March 1st, a West Shore RCMP officer stopped a vehicle for speeding near the intersection of West Shore Parkway and Commander Court.

The officer, who West Shore RCMP describe as “an experienced drug investigator”, noticed suspicious abnormalities with the vehicle and its occupancy after the car was pulled over.

The officer then searched the vehicle and found over 18 grams of crack-cocaine, suspected ecstasy, and $1,200 cash inside.

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The illegal substances and cash were seized, and the two vehicle occupants, who are not residents of the West Shore area, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

The passenger of the vehicle, a 20-year-old man, was released by police with a promise to appear, and the driver was released without charges.

Police say that the investigation is ongoing.

“This is excellent work done by one of our General Duty officers. Getting drugs off the street and keeping our community safe is a priority for us in the West Shore,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer in a release.

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