Complaints about someone allegedly spray painting vehicles in Langford parking lot resulted in the seizure of drug packaging paraphernalia and an arrest.
According to the West Shore RCMP, they received multiple reports that a man was spray painting vehicles in the parking lot of 713 Treanor Ave. in Langford at around 10:15 p.m. on May 30.
Officers were on the scene “within minutes” and after pulling over the man, a 34-year-old from Langford who was driving a Ford F350 pickup out of the parking lot, they noticed several items within the truck were “consistent” with drug trafficking.
West Shore RCMP say a search of the F350 resulted in the discovery and seizure of drug packaging paraphernalia that included several used and unused small plastic bags with suspected narcotic residue inside, as well as a collapsible baton and replica firearm.
The 34-year-old Langford man was arrested by the West Shore RCMP for drug trafficking, but later released.
Although it was reported that the man was spray painting other vehicles in the parking lot, West Shore RCMP said officers ultimately determined that the man had only spray-painted a door on his truck.