(Vehicles seized by Central Saanich Police)

Central Saanich police have arrested and seized a significant amount of drugs, cash, and vehicles from a drug trafficking suspect.

After a months-long investigation, police have arrested a man in his 20s and are recommending several charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

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The investigation began in December 2018 and has thus far resulted in the seizure of approximately $75,000 worth of illicit drugs, $36,000 in cash, 19 cell phones and 7
vehicles.

One of the most police recent search warrants was executed on Tuesday, August 6th, when officers stopped and seized a truck and travel trailer bound for an electronic music festival before the vehicles reached Swartz Bay ferry terminal.

Officers were then also able to seize scales, drug packaging, illicit drugs believed to be cocaine, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), Methamphetamine, LSD, Xanax and other pharmaceuticals.

“Central Saanich Police Service is committed to conducting proactive investigations to keep
illicit drugs out of our community” says Deputy Chief Derren Lench.

“Our Youth Resource Officer will continue to educate local students about the risks and consequences of drug use and trafficking when schools are back in session in a few weeks.”

Police urges anyone who knows of drug trafficking in their community to make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or call Central Saanich Police directly at 250-652-4441.