Sooke RCMP drugs weapons
(Sooke RCMP)

An investigation into drug activity by Sooke RCMP led to the arrest of one man and the seizure of drugs, cash and weaponry last week.

The RCMP say they witnessed a drug deal take place on June 15 near Evergreen Mall on Sooke Road.

Once the deal was completed, police moved in and arrested one man for possession of a controlled substance.

A search of the suspect uncovered a substantial amount of drugs including cocaine, ketamine, MDMA, prescription pills and over $6,000 in cash.

The man was also carrying a large machete and pepper spray. All of the items were seized.

Sooke RCMP say this is the second significant seizure they have made in a month. The previous bust, on May 21, saw two Sooke residents arrested for drug and weapons offences.

Those arrests also led to the seizure of heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), and benzodiazepine, along with weapons such as brass knuckles, a baton, and a machete.

Anyone with information on drug trafficking in Sooke is asked to call the Sooke RCMP or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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