RCMP arrest North Saanich man for drug trafficking

Same man arrested in May for suspicion of drug charges

RCMP finished 2011 arresting a North Saanich man for drug trafficking – for the second time.

On Dec. 29, Sidney North Saanich RCMP searched a residence in the 1400 block of Hillgrove Road in North Saanich and seized a large quantity of cocaine and cash. A 38 year-old resident was arrested nearby in a vehicle, which also contained a quantity of cocaine.

“The suspect was sent to court the following day on drug trafficking charges and has been remanded in custody until his next court date on Jan. 11,” said Cpl. Chris Swain, media liaison for Sidney North Saanich RCMP.

RCMP arrested the man under similar circumstances on May 18, 2011.

“The same residence was searched and cocaine and cash were seized,” Swain said. “He was charged with those offences and was released pending further court dates. He was on conditions as part of his release, which he was found to be breaching at the time of this most current arrest and he has past convictions for drug trafficking and other offences.”


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Pandemic reunites 2000s era Victoria rock band The Origin

Saanich musicians recording for first time since 2008

Local authors nominated for Victoria Book Prize awards

Finalists for 2020 announced in two categories

Patrick brothers who shaped modern hockey also tried, but failed, to remove violence

New history thesis shows efforts to sell a “clean game” in Oak Bay

Central Saanich to formally inform Agricultural Land Commission about soccer pitch proposal

Move is meant for information only with no application having come forward yet

B.C. or Ontario? Residential school survivors fight move of court battle

It’s now up to Ontario’s Court of Appeal to sort out the venue question

POLL: Do you plan on allowing your children to go trick or treating this year?

This popular annual social time will look quite different this year due to COVID-19

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

Body discovered floating in water near Lasqueti Island

JRCC reports personnel aboard fishing vessel made the find

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Most Read