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Victoria police bust nets cash, crack cocaine

Cash and crack cocaine located in a Saanich home Jan. 31 by VicPD
Cash and crack cocaine located in a Saanich home Jan. 31 by VicPD's Strike Force unit.
— image credit: Courtesy of Victoria Police Department

The Victoria Police Department seized more than $13,000 and 16 ounces of crack cocaine after executing a search warrant in the 1600-block of Hawthorne St. in Saanich last week.

The month-long investigation dismantled a dial-a-dope operation that covered Greater Victoria, said Sgt. Lance Philip of VicPD's Strike Force section.

“Breaking up a dial-a-dope ring at this level will certainly send a message to others hoping to set up shop here," Philip said.

A 31-year-old Saanich man was arrested and released pending charges.

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