A downtown drug dealer who had just completed his parole for bank robbery has been arrested in a Victoria undercover sting operation.
The alleged dealer, well known to police, was arrested Tuesday for selling heroin to undercover cops in the 2300-block of Douglas Street.
According to police, the man was taking orders for speed, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and heroin on his cellphone.
He would then deliver the goods to customers on Douglas Street, police said.
Officers searched the man and found a moderate amount of heroin, almost $1000 in cash, and a cellphone, said Victoria police spokesman Bowen Osoko on Friday.
What officers weren’t prepared to find was that just two weeks after ending his parole, the alleged drug dealer had drummed up an impressive list of clients, some coming to Victoria from Langford by bus to buy their high.
Focused Enforcement Team members said the man’s cellphone never stopped ringing.
“It rang off the hook while they were searching him,” Sgt. Wade Murray said. “So, eventually, we decided to answer it.”
The caller said he was on the bus headed to Victoria from Langford and wanted two hits of heroin held for him, Murray said. “We told him to come on down.”
Police didn’t wait for the customer.
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