Police seize half-kilogram of drugs, $170K cash in Saanich bust
Officers seized a half-kilogram of drugs including suspected cocaine, heroin and fentanyl valued at around $81,000. (Saanich Police)
Glenn MacDonald, CTV Vancouver Island
Published Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:14AM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 7, 2019 5:23PM PDT
Saanich police say a 39-year-old man faces drug trafficking charges after officers seized more than $250,000 in cash, drugs and weapons last week.
The man, who is known to police for previous drug offences, was the subject of an investigation that began in late July after he was observed acting "suspiciously," police said.
On July 31, officers arrested the man at a traffic stop on Blenkinsop Road.
After he was in custody, officers obtained a search warrant for his home in the 1600-block of San Juan Avenue.
During the search police said they found $170,000 in cash, two stun batons and a half-kilogram of drugs believed to be cocaine, heroin and fentanyl valued around $81,000.
The man has been released from custody and police will be recommended several charges including three counts of drug trafficking and two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.