Drugs and a semi-automatic handgun seized by police from an Esquimalt home earlier this month.

Drugs and a semi-automatic handgun seized by police from an Esquimalt home earlier this month.

Two gang associates face drug, firearms charges

Man arrested with guns in Esquimalt was under lifetime ban for shooting New Westminster police officers

Two men with Lower Mainland gang ties have been arrested by police on gun- and drug-related charges.

Isaac Drennnan, 32, was arrested Oct. 9 at his Esquimalt home, where officers seized heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and two handguns.

B.C.’s anti-gang police unit, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C., says Drennan’s alleged possession of firearms contravenes a lifetime prohibition that followed his conviction for the 2003 attempted murder of two New Westminster police officers. The two officers were shot, one in the leg and one in his body armour, when they arrived at a shots fired call where Drennan was barricaded in a house.

Dustin Wadsworth, a 32-year-old associate of Drennan’s, was also arrested with several ounces of cocaine on Oct. 22 at his 3500-block Turner Street home in Vancouver.

Police also seized $58,000 in cash, 100 ecstasy tablets, cutting agent and scales for weighing drugs.

Wadsworth and Drennan both faces drug trafficking charges, while Drennan also faces three counts related to illegal firearm possession.

“Drugs, guns, and two very prominent drug-traffickers, both with longtime associations to gangs and with violent criminal pasts, were taken off the streets due to the tremendous hard work and dedication by the police officers from a number of law enforcement agencies,” said CFSEU-BC Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, crediting the work of Victoria and Vancouver police.