Men arrested in Langford drug operation released on bail

Two men arrested in connection with a drug operation near a Langford elementary school have been released on bail.

On Jan. 6, West Shore RCMP’s crime reduction unit raided a home at 2763 Jacklin Rd., across from Ruth King Elementary. Officers seized illicit drugs, including 600 pills and more than $26,000 in cash.

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Edgar Acevedo, 41, and Erickson Delalcazar, 37, both from Langford, were arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Last week, Delalcazar was released on $5,000 bail without deposit.

Victoria provincial court Judge Ernie Quantz ordered Delalcazar to obey a curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. and to have no contact with Acevedo except through legal counsel or during court appearances. Delalcazar is not allowed to possess or consume any controlled substances, except as prescribed by his physician, or to possess pipes, syringes or other drug paraphernalia. He is also prohibited from going to the house at 2763 Jacklin Rd.

Acevedo was released on $1,000 bail without deposit or surety.

West Shore RCMP Const. Alex Bérubé said police were concerned by the close proximity of the house where the drugs were seized to the school.

Bérubé said it’s too early to say if the pills were fentanyl until the substance is tested at a lab.

Delalcazar and Acevedo are to appear in Western Communities Court on Jan. 26.

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