Salt Spring RCMP officers investigating reports of a man passed out in a car in a parking lot led to a drug seizure.
On Sept. 6 around 8 a.m., officers went to a parking lot on Jackson Road and conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle that was reported to them.
They determined the driver, a 26-year-old man, appeared to be under the influence of an illicit drug.
Due to this, the driver was arrested and searched. In his vehicle, officers found multiple baggies of prepackaged suspected methamphetamine, scales, drug paraphernalia and a relatively large amount of cash. All of this was seized by officers.
The accused is scheduled to appear in Salt Spring law court in January 2023.
“Police will continue to focus attention on those trafficking illicit drugs, especially those that contribute to the toxic drug supply poisoning those suffering with addictions,” Sgt. Clive Seabrook of the Salt Spring RCMP said in a news release.