Langford man arrested after police find date-rape drug

A drug investigation into a 28-year-old Langford man led West Shore RCMP to raid a home across from a school where GHB was found.

After undercover surveillance, the man was arrested as he stepped off a B.C. Transit bus in Sooke on Monday. He had 50 grams of methamphetamine and a small quantity of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), commonly known as the date rape drug.

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After the arrest, West Shore RCMP’s street crime unit, patrol officers and a dog team raided a home in the 3000-block of Jacklin Road, near Belmont Secondary School, around 8:30 p.m. on Monday. More GHB was seized from the home, said department spokesman Const. Alex Berube.

No one else was found in the home at the time of the search.

The man is facing drug-related charges. His name was not released.

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