Drugs, cash seized by Victoria police after search of suite at temporary housing facility

Victoria police searching a suite at a temporary-housing facility at the former Comfort Inn on Blanshard Street seized fentanyl, methamphetamines and hundreds of pills believed to be controlled substances.

About $20,000 cash, a conducted-energy weapon and an e-bike believed to be stolen were also located in the search by the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team.

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A 51-year-old man was arrested and later released pending further investigation. Trafficking-related charges will be recommended by police.

jbell@timescolonist.com

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