Two Campbell River men are facing drug trafficking charges following separate busts by Mounties.
On July 9, Campbell River RCMP stopped a suspect’s vehicle and then brought in a police dog which sniffed out cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin. Officers also seized an undisclosed amount of cash.
Van Huong (Mark) Nguyen, 49, is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and obstructing a police officer.
He’s been released from custody on a recognizance and is due to appear in provincial court at a later date.
On July 11, a 25-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of running a dial-a-dope operation.
He was allegedly found with a small amount of cocaine and is facing a possible trafficking charge.
His name has not yet been released and he’s due to appear in court at a future date.
Drinking in public leads to pot bust
RCMP officers were conducting a bicycle patrol near Discovery Harbour Mall on Sunday when they came across a man drinking liquor in public.
A background check revealed the man was on court-imposed conditions to not possess or consume alcohol.
He was arrested for breaching the court order and during a search, police found 10 bags of marijuana and another bag with a large quantity of pot.
Daniel Joseph Foster, 35, of Sooke is charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and breach of probation. He appeared in provincial court on Monday and was remanded into custody in Victoria.
He’s due to appear in court again, by video, this coming Monday for an arraignment hearing.
From July 7-14, Campbell River RCMP responded to 300 calls for service. During this time, police arrested five impaired drivers and issued four roadside suspensions.