Friday, June 22, 2018

Victoria, BC – A Victoria man faces nine recommended charges after officers from VicPD’s Strike Force and Crime Reduction Unit took him into custody during an investigation into the sales of illicit drugs, which included fentanyl.

Strike Force and Crime Reduction Unit officers began their investigation after receiving information that a Victoria man was operating a “dial-a-dope” operation out of a multi-unit residential building in the 700-block of Johnson Street. Over a several-days long investigation that involved surveillance, officers observed what they believed to be the man conducting numerous hand –to-hand drug transactions.

Evidence gathered, officers then executed a search warrant at a residence and for two vehicles on March 21st, 2018. Officers took the man into custody and began searching. They soon discovered drugs, including heroin, fentanyl and cocaine, over $12,000 in cash, body armour, a shotgun and ammunition. Photographs of some of the items seized are below.

Brent Connors, a Victoria man, faces nine charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking, careless use or storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm without license and/or registration, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and for possession of body armour without a permit. The court process is on-going at this time. Connors is presumed innocent until proven guilty.



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