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.”

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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