Police sting leads to multiple arrests in Capital Region

Project Sting-Ray culminates in seizure of drugs, cash and dealing equipment

A three-month Victoria police investigation targeting mid-level drug dealers ended recently with six arrests and the seizure of about $70,000 in illegal narcotics.

The Victoria police Strike Force Unit, assisted by the department’s Emergency Response Team and Saanich police, raided three residences, in the 500-block of Dallas Road, the 800-block of Denford Cres. and Burnside Road West.

Large amounts of heroin, crack, cocaine, methamphetamine, ketamine and some GHB were hauled away, along with tools and equipment used to package and deal out the drugs. More than $30,000 in cash was also seized during the police operation, dubbed Project Sting-Ray.

Three men in their 20s and 30s, and a 24-year-old woman were arrested. One of the men, Chris James Myre, has been charged with five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The others were released and will be summoned to court at a later date.

Through Project Sting-Ray, police tracked down a man wanted in connection with a violent attack in Langford in April.

A 41-year-old male staff member of Svelte Cocktail Lounge was allegedly punched in the face in the men’s bathroom of the lounge, on April 12.

Michael Hamer, 32 , has been charged with assault causing bodily harm. Charges of accessory to assault are being recommended against the staff member.

emccracken@vicnews.com

VicPD Video: Watch Victoria police test for the presence of cocaine, related to Project Sting-Ray

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