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Drugs & weapons seized by West Shore RCMP

RCMP stops 720 single doses of suspected fentanyl from distribution in the community.

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Drugs and multiple weapons seized by West Shore RCMP on July 8, 2022. [RCMP]

Tuesday July 19, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

West Shore RCMP Major Crime Units teamed up during the execution of a search warrant in Langford and seized a significant amount of drugs and multiple weapons.

On Friday July 8, 2022 the West Shore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit and Drug & Organized Crime Unit worked together and executed a search warrant on a residence in the 600-block of Fairway Avenue in Langford, has said West Shore RCMP in a news release July 19.

The officers located and seized:

  • A shotgun;
  • Airsoft guns;
  • Ammunition;
  • Cash;
  • Approximately 720 single doses of suspected Fentanyl;
  • Approximately 2490 single doses of suspected Methamphetamine;
  • Approximately 160 single doses of suspected Cocaine; and
  • Large amount of what appears to be pharmaceutical drugs.

A 32-year-old man of Langford was arrested for drug and weapon related offences. He was released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for late October.

Further analysis being done:

The investigation is ongoing as further analysis will be done on the drugs and firearm seized. The West Shore RCMP will be working with BC Prosecution Services to forward the appropriate charges.

Priority to target trafficking of fentanyl:

The West Shore RCMP make it a priority to target those responsible for trafficking Fentanyl and illegal drugs in our communities, says Constable Steve Marcil, with the West Shore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit. 

“There is a nexus between the drug trade and gun violence and we are always working hard to get both off the streets to keep our communities safe,” said Cst Marcil in today’s news release.

===== RCMP File # 2022-11504