Thursday, October 25, 2018

Victoria, BC – A man and woman face multiple recommended charges after an operation in a multi-residential building in the 800-block of Johnson Street revealed drugs and stolen property.   

 The operation involved officers from VicPD’s Community Services Division (CSD), Strike Force, the Crime Reduction Unit and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT).

The man and woman, who were inhabiting adjacent suites in the building, became the focus of the CSD investigation after information was received that the pair were involved in dealing drugs and targeting marginalized persons in our community. A warrant was executed on October 18th by members of the GVERT. The pair were taken into custody without incident and their suites searched.

Officers recovered nearly 30 grams of drugs, weapons and stolen property including personal identification, iPads, laptops and other electronic equipment, and tools. The weapons included brass knuckles, firearm ammunition and an electrified “cattle prod” baton.

The two were transported to cells. They were released on promises to appear and the file remains under investigation at this time.

Our Community Services Division officers work to target those who are preying on the most vulnerable in our community.

If you have information about this or similar incidents, you are asked to please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 


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