Esquimalt man arrested for suspected drug trafficking in Sooke

Esquimalt man arrested for suspected drug trafficking in Sooke
A Sooke RCMP cruiser is pictured in this file photo.

The Sooke RCMP are crediting community members with helping stop suspected drug trafficking activity in downtown Sooke on Thursday.

Police say they received a tip about possible drug activity in a parking lot in the 6700-block of West Coast Road on Feb. 1, with the tipster giving police a description of two suspects, a man and a woman.

Mounties say they located the two people and found a large quantity of drugs among their belongings, including approximately two pounds of suspected methamphetamine, more than 80 suspected Diluadid pills, and a small bag of suspected cocaine.

The two suspects, a 58-year-old man from Esquimalt and a 48-year-old woman of no fixed address, were arrested at the scene.

They’ve since been released until their next court date.

“The prompt arrests of those individuals were possible due to the watchful eye of a concerned citizen,” said Staff Sgt. Greg Willcocks, detachment commander of the Sooke RCMP.

“The Sooke detachment will continue to target drug traffickers and prolific offenders in our community.”

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