Victoria police arrested a man carrying drugs, knives, guns and ammo after a foot pursuit early Friday morning.
Officers located the man as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation on Dec. 4 at 12:30 a.m. in the 700-block of Queens Avenue. Upon noticing the officers, the suspect fled on a bicycle and police chased on foot to the 2300-block of Government Street where a suspect was arrested.
After searching the man, officers found methamphetamine, fentanyl, evidence of drug trafficking, knives, two firearms and ammunition. The firearms were a .38-calibre revolver and a 9mm rifle. The ammunition was for the rifle.
The man was put in a cell to await court.
The suspect had previously been prohibited from possessing weapons of any kind. At the time of his arrest, he was breaching a court-ordered curfew for previous offences.
He now faces recommended charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm, breach of an undertaking and obstructing a police officer.
The drug trafficking investigation remains ongoing.
Patrol officers arrested a man this morning and seized drugs, knives, and two firearms with ammunition after a foot pursuit. The suspect faces recommended charges of breach, obstruction, and firearms offences. A drug investigation continues. #yyj https://t.co/u9Q4SlK1F0 pic.twitter.com/2wqFCU52jT
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) December 4, 2020
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