A Salt Spring Island man has been arrested after RCMP found drugs and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle.
At around 8 a.m. on September 6th, Salt Spring Island RCMP responded to a call in a parking lot off Jackson Road where a man was reportedly passed out in his vehicle.
Officers who arrived on the scene determined the 26-year old man, who had no fixed address, was under the influence of an illicit drug.
The driver was arrested and his vehicle was searched by RCMP.
According to police, inside the car they found multiple baggies of prepackaged drugs suspected to be methamphetamine, scales, drug paraphernalia and a relatively large amount of cash, all of which were seized.
“Police will continue to focus attention on those trafficking illicit drugs, especially those that contribute to the toxic drug supply poisoning those suffering with addictions,” said Sgt. Clive Seabrook of the Salt Spring RCMP.
The accused is scheduled for his first appearance in Salt Spring law court in January 2023.