Media release, West Shore RCMP
2021-01-14 09:35 PST
File # 2021-494
On January 8th, 2021, the West Shore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit tracked down and arrested a 31-year-old male suspect who was wanted for several outstanding warrants including possession of a concealed weapon, theft and driving while prohibited.
The Crime Reduction Unit conducted covert surveillance and found the suspect in a vehicle with another male in Langford. Upon arresting the suspect for the outstanding warrants he was searched and police located approximately 60 grams of narcotics on his person.
A suspected mixture of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine was seized by police. Officers also uncovered evidence of drug trafficking including drug packaging, drug scales, and over $2000 cash as well as shotgun ammunition.
The suspect was also wearing body armour at the time of his arrest.
“The 31-year-old suspect was arrested for his outstanding warrants, breaching court-ordered conditions to not possess any ammunition as well as possession for the purposes of trafficking,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer West Shore RCMP. “He remains in custody awaiting a court hearing. The second male suspect, identified as a 31-year-old resident of Sooke, was arrested and later released on an Undertaking for carrying a concealed weapon as police located a replica firearm on his person.”
Cst. Nancy Saggar
Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
[SPN Note: Names were not included in the information provided by the RCMP]