On June 9th, 2015 at 7:40 PM, members of the Sooke RCMP attended an address on Eagle Heights Road in Sooke to arrest Orton Douglas KER for an alleged breach of probation. Police had information that Ker may be in possession of a weapon and may have access to firearms.[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]”Ker initially refused to exit the home, but through negotiation, he surrendered to officers at around 9:00 pm, and was safely taken into police custody,” said S/Sgt. Jeff McArthur.
During a subsequent search of the residence, police located 43 grams of what is believed to be cocaine, as well as paraphernalia often used for drug trafficking. A quantity of Canadian currency was also seized.
Orton Douglas Ker, age 41, has now been charged with:
- Possession of Cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
- Breach of Probation
- Possession of a Weapon Dangerous
Ker remains in custody. His next appearance is set for June 18th, in Western Communities Provincial Court.
Jeff McARTHUR, S/Sgt
Sooke RCMP Detachment
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