A search last week of an Otter Point house of a possible methamphetamine laboratory did not turn up a lab, but Sooke RCMP say they seized a quantity of drugs.
A search warrant was executed in the area of Robinson and Otter Point roads.
The RCMP Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response Team were called in to assist in the search, along with members of the Vancouver Island ERT, Westshore RCMP, Otter Point Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance Service.
Police allege a rental house on the property contained stolen goods, and a quantity of methamphetamine, psilocybin (magic) mushrooms, drug trafficking paraphernalia and weapons.
“We did not find a methamphetamine lab on the property. We’re continuing to look for it,” said Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur.
“If there is a lab in your community, there is not only a ready supply of methamphetamine but a number of caustic chemicals that come off of it. It’s something that is a big priority for us.”
Alan Jean Arsenault, 43, of Sooke has been charged with drug trafficking and possession of stolen property.