Three men have been arrested after more than 600 pills of an unknown illicit substance, and more than $26,000 in cash were seized from a home in the West Shore.
West Shore RCMP’s crime reduction unit executed a search warrant on Friday at a home on Jacklin Road, across from Ruth King Elementary school.
Langford residents Edgar Acevedo, 41, Erickson Delalcazar, 37, and a 32-year-old Saanich man are facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Delalcazar and Acevedo who are known criminals in Langford remain in custody, according to police. The third man was released on a promise to appear in court.
The close proximity of the school where the drugs were seized from is quite concerning. This is why we are seeking the assistance of the community with regards to information on drug trafficking or any other criminal activity in the West Shore. states Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP.
Delalcazar was charged back in January 2008 in connection with what was, at the time, the biggest cocaine bust in Alberta’s history, with 67 kilograms of cocaine seized.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to time served.
The drugs seized on Friday have been be sent to a lab for testing.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).