Last Friday, RCMP officers from Sidney and North Saanich detachment executed a search warrant for drugs at a residence on Seventh Street in Sidney.
The residence is located directly across the street from Sidney Elementary School.
Police seized packaged cocaine, drug trafficking paraphernalia, cash, a rifle with a prohibited high capacity magazine and ammunition, and a set of brass knuckles with a conductive taser incorporated into the design.
Four people were arrested; two females aged 17 and 23, and two males aged 19 and 21.
The two males are facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Prohibited weapon, ammunition or device for a purpose dangerous to the public peace.
Corporal Erin Fraser tells Peninsula News Review there was no threat to the school or danger to the children — adding that safety might have been in jeopardy because of the proximity of drugs and weapons. There was no danger during the bust itself, she said
Fraser said the investigation was conducted prior to the search warrant being executed Friday, as police had to gather enough evidence to substantiate the search warrant.
The investigation is continuing.