Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Victoria, BC – A Victoria man and woman have been arrested and fentanyl, cash and other drugs, along with a loaded, assault-style rifle seized by officers who executed a search warrant late yesterday afternoon.
Patrol officers learned that a man was in possession of a firearm and drugs at a downtown hotel in the 700-block of Burdett Avenue. They applied for a search warrant, and with the assistance of VicPD’s Strike Force and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team, executed the warrant.
The man and woman were arrested. Officers located trafficking amounts of drugs and cash. They also located a loaded, semi-automatic, assault-style rifle with a folding stock. The rifle was located with a round in the chamber and the safety in the “off” position. An image of the seized rifle below.
The man was held in custody. Officers are recommending 15 charges including charges firearms, possession for the purpose of trafficking and breaches of court-ordered conditions.