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.

Just Posted

Potential for Greater Victoria sewage project to go over budget

“Our confidence [in meeting budget] is not high”

City of Victoria endorses potential class action lawsuit against fossil fuel giants

Data will be gathered to quantify how much environmental damage the city has faced

Residents push back on downtown Victoria tree removal

The birch tree at the Wharf-Government intersection will be removed to make way for bike lanes

Braves host 2019 Prospects Game, Sunday at Pearkes

- This story was updated to correct the date of the Prospects… Continue reading

Toronto Arrows players take aim at youth rugby clinic

Juan de Fuca team offers get acquainted clinics

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Suspect allegedly armed with handgun robs Island gas station

Incident occurred Sunday night in Nanaimo

MARS seeing influx of sick, injured eagles from north part of Vancouver Island

Factors for increase in eagle cases can be anything from lead poisoning to vehicle strikes

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

Most Read