One man was arrested after police seized a large number of illegal drugs and weapons from a temporary multi-unit residential facility in downtown Victoria.

On Monday, Victoria Police Department says officers arrested the man in the lobby of a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street. According to police, he was in possession of drugs — including cocaine and methamphetamine — for the purpose of trafficking.

VicPD locked down the man’s suite in the building and applied for a search warrant which was executed the following day on Tuesday, October 6.

During the raid, officers located a large number of drugs and weapons inside the unit.

Items seized from the suite include:

  • several hundred prescriptions including narcotics,
  • methadone and other drugs belonging to people other than the unit occupant
  • a significant amount of psilocybin, methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl
  • a highly realistic replica M4 assault rifle and several realistic replica handguns
  • officers also seized several expandable batons, a machete, and a conductive energy weapon

Police said the case remains under investigation.