Evidence of ‘sophisticated drug production site’ found at Sidney business: police

Evidence of 'sophisticated drug production site' found at Sidney business: police
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Victoria police say evidence of a “sophisticated drug production site” was found at a Sidney business following an investigation in both Sidney and Victoria.

On Jan. 23, VicPD Strike Force officers, with help from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), arrested three men in the 600 block of Pandora Avenue. Police said two of the men had drugs. One man federal parolee who had past convictions for violent offences. No one was injured during the arrests, police said.

The Strike Force, which is an investigative unit of VicPD, and GVERT then carried out search warrants at three separate locations. This included an apartment in the 2600 block of Graham Street, a hotel room in Victoria and a business in Sidney. Police also searched two vehicles associated with the suspects.

Officers found a firearm with ammunition and an undisclosed amount of fentanyl, cocaine, and cash in their search of the suite in the 2600-block of Graham Street. While searching the Victoria hotel room, more cocaine and cash was found.

At the Sidney business, drugs, cash and “evidence of a sophisticated drug production’ site. The business has not been named by Victoria police.

Investigators also seized the two vehicles associated with the suspects. One vehicle is being considered for Civil Forfeiture.

No charges have been sworn at this time. The investigation is continuing.


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