Saanich police have arrested a 39-year-old man for charges of drug trafficking.
The man is known to police for previous drug offences and was the subject of an investigation that commenced in late July.
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Officers observed him behaving suspiciously and on July 31st, they had gathered enough evidence to arrest him during a traffic stop on Blenkinsop Road.
While he was in custody, police obtained a search warrant for his residence in the 1600 block of San Juan Avenue.
There, they recovered over $170,000 in cash, half a kilogram of drugs and two stun batons. The drugs are believed to be cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine, and police say they are worth a combined total of approximately $81,000.
The suspect has since been released from custody and police are recommending 3 counts of drug trafficking and 2 counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.