A traffic stop by Sidney/North Saanich RCMP resulted in firearms seizures and drug arrests.
The stop happened on Oct. 25 on the Tsawout First Nation, when officers checked on two known offenders from the Victoria area.
One of the vehicle’s occupants was found to be at large on an arrest warrant from another jurisdiction.
During the stop, police found a replica firearm, along with a collapsible baton, currency, scales and vehicle license documents unrelated to the subjects.
RCMP also seized suspected quantities of illegal drugs in both pill and powder form, including suspected “magic mushrooms.”
“The nature of this stop, specifically the presence of real and imitation weapons, all beside various illicit drugs, highlights the risk police officers in the CRD face day-to-day, as well as the good proactive work being undertaken by frontline officers,” said Cpl. Duncan Ferguson in a release.
Charges, specifically the drug trafficking and weapons offences, continue to be investigated.