–West Shore RCMP
A traffic complaint from a citizen led police to the arrest of two individuals suspected of drug trafficking in the early hours on August 11, 2017.
Just after midnight, the West Shore RCMP received a report of a vehicle, a brown Pontiac Sunfire, weaving all over the road on the Island Hwy in Colwood. Police subsequently located the vehicle on Goldstream Ave and a traffic stop was initiated.
The investigation of this traffic complaint took a quick turn when police learned that both individuals, a 49 year old man of Esquimalt and a 50 year old man of Victoria had a no-contact order between each other – stemming from both being arrested in Victoria on July 29 on drug related charges.
A search incidental to arrest yielded approximately 31 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, approximately 6 grams of suspected Crack Cocaine, several cell phones and knives.
Both suspects were arrested and held in custody.
“This is a great teamwork example on how the public and the police work together,” says Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the RCMP in the West Shore.
If you have any information about criminal activity, please contact the **West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264** or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or online.
**For the Sooke RCMP, call 250-642-5241**
SPN NOTE: If you’re going to call in a traffic concern (or flicked cigarette butt, or whatever), do NOT drive while phoning it in. Always pull over where it is safe and legal to do so. If you have a passenger with you, have them call it in.