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K9 assists West Shore RCMP in taking down suspected drug trafficking operation


West Shore RCMP have arrested three individuals in corroboration with a suspected drug trafficking operation.

Following a two-month long investigation, investigators executed three simultaneous search warrants on February 26th at residences in Colwood, Langford, and Sooke.

Police arrested a 31-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman of Langford, and a 27-year-old man of Colwood.

As a result, investigators seized the following:

  • 1 kilogram of suspected methamphetamine;
  • 11 ounces of suspected fentanyl;
  • 6 ounces of suspected heroin;
  • 5 ounces of suspected cocaine;
  • 1 kilogram of suspected Psilocybin;
  • 70 micro dose of suspected Psilocybin capsules;
  • $12,000 in Canadian Currency;
  • 1 loaded shotgun;
  • 2 loaded pistol magazines;
  • Ammunition and other weapons, including brass knuckles and a stun baton;
  • 5 luxury vehicles;
  • 2 all terrain vehicles;
  • 1 wake boat.

The investigation is ongoing and a detailed report to Crown Counsel will be forwarded for consideration of charges.

With the help of the West Shore RCMP Police Service Dog Erik, police uncovered evidence of a drug trafficking network, operating in the West Shore area and Capital Regional District.

“ Numerous resources as well as a variety of covert investigative techniques were utilized during this investigation,” said Constable Alex Bérubé.

“The disruption of such a drug trafficking operation is key to keeping our communities safe.”

(Photo provided by West Shore RCMP)

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