Westshore RCMP cruiser
(File photo)

A recent raid on a home in Colwood by West Shore RCMP has uncovered numerous stolen items and evidence of drug trafficking.

The raid follows an investigation that started January 3rd when police were notified of a break and enter at a boat docked at the Pedder Bay Marina in Metchosin.

Personal items worth approximately $1,000, including a fish finder, were stolen from the boat.

Following a review of the evidence, investigators obtained a search warrant for a home on Haida Drive in Colwood.

On January 9th, the search warrant was executed on a residential property near the 3000 block of Haida Drive.

Numerous stolen items from the break and enter were found inside, including the fish finder and other personal belongings.

These items have been returned to the rightful owner.

The search also produced evidence of drug trafficking, including a mixture of fentanyl and amphetamine along with cutting agents and packaging paraphernalia.

A 46-year-old female has been identified as the suspect in the incident. The investigation is still ongoing, and charges including break and enter and possession of stolen property are forthcoming.

Investigators also seized a second fish finder they believe to be stolen and are hoping to return it to its rightful owner.

Anyone who has recently been the victim of a theft where a fish finder was stolen can contact West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. The rightful owner will need to provide manufacturing details such as a serial number.

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