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West Shore RCMP have arrested a 34-year-old Langford resident for charges of drug trafficking after he was originally reported to have been spray painting vehicles.

Police were called to 713 Treanor Ave in Langford at 10:15 p.m. on Saturday May 30 for reports of a man spray painting vehicles in the parking lot.

When officers arrived, the suspect was driving his Ford F350 out of the parking lot.

He was pulled over and upon talking to witnesses, officers determined that the suspect had spray painted his own vehicle and no one else’s.

However during the investigation, officers found several items in the truck consistent with drug trafficking.

A full search of the truck yielded drug packaging paraphernalia, several used and unused small plastic bags with suspected narcotic residue inside, as well as a collapsible baton and replica firearm.

The suspect, a 34-year-old man, was subsequently arrested for drug trafficking, but he was later released.

Police have ordered an inspection on his vehicle.

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