Friday afternoon, Nov. 2nd, a lengthy joint forces operation concluded with the arrest of a local drug dealer.
The investigation began in April 2012 and involved the Saanich Police Street Crime Unit and the Victoria Police Strike Force.
Friday afternoon at about 3pm, the 26 year old male suspect was arrested driving a black Subaru after being stopped in the 4000 block of hwy #17. Then at about 4:45 pm, a search warrant was conducted at the suspect’s residence in the 700 block of Claremont ave.
The search revealed two ounces of powder cocaine and 10k in cash. Other items indicative of drug trafficking were also recovered.
The suspect, a Saanich resident well known to local agencies, was released on a promise to appear for court in the near future.
The BC Civil Forfeiture office is being consulted for possible asset forfeiture.