Police have made two arrests after complaints of drug traffickers targeting people with addictions at Greater Victoria shelters.
Two Saanich men were arrested March 11 after a joint operation between the Victoria Police Department and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team.
Armed with a search warrant, police searched three vehicles and a residence in the 4000-block of Orion Place in Saanich. They located amounts of cash, fentanyl and cocaine consistent with drug trafficking, according to a VicPD release. Two Saanich men were arrested and face recommended trafficking charges.
The arrests follow a month-long surveillance-heavy investigation, in which police say alleged sales of drugs took place involving marginalized community members in multi-unit residential temporary housing facilities and shelters.
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