Police seized drugs

Police seize drugs, handgun, cash during Sooke raid

A 30-year-old man was arrested as a result of the investigation and faces several charges

Police seized drugs, a handgun, body armour and cash during a raid on a suspected drug house in Sooke.

Sooke RCMP teamed up with the RCMP Island District General Investigation Section to execute a search warrant on a home in the 6700 block of Eustace Road in Sooke early Thursday. The raid followed a several-month investigation into drug trafficking.

Police said they seized several ounces of cocaine, several pounds of psylocibin mushrooms, drug trafficking paraphernalia, a pistol and loaded magazine, a ballistic vest and more than $7,000 in cash.

A 30-year-old man was arrested as a result of the investigation, and faces charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, unsafe storage of a restricted weapon, unlawful possession of body armour, and possession of prohibited weapons.

The suspect remains in custody, but is expected to be released on bail.

“This joint investigation has curtailed the activity of a high volume, and diversified drug trafficker who deals primarily to other dealers and users within the community of Sooke.” said Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 250-642-5241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.