Victoria, BC- A Victoria man is facing multiple charges after VicPD officers seized a loaded handgun, $25,000 in cash, and significant amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl during an arrest on July 4th, 2019.
Officers with VicPD’s Strike Force section and a Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) officer deployed with our Patrol Division took the man into custody in the 200-block of Gorge Road East following a several weeks’ long investigation. While searching the man incident to arrest officers discovered the cash, drugs and a loaded 9mm caliber pistol, along with two loaded pistol magazines and additional ammunition. These items were seized. No one was injured.
The man has alleged links to organized crime, having self-identified to officers as a member of the Nortenos gang.
Roy Pelgrom faces seven charges including those for possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a firearm without a license, possession of a loaded prohibited weapon, and careless storage of a firearm. He is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.