Police notice bear spray in the air, find weapons and drugs

A Victoria man is facing drug and weapons charges after drawing the attention of police officers with what appeared to be an accidental discharge of bear spray.

Police were in the 2900 block of Douglas Street, between Burnside Road East and Finlayson Street, about 3 a.m. Wednesday investigating a theft when the bear spray was discharged nearby.

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Officers approached the man and found two cans of bear spray, two knives and an electric stun gun.

They also located break-in tools, including a cutting torch, along with fentanyl, methamphetamine and GHB, also known as the date-rape drug, packaged for trafficking.

A number of mobile phones and about $2,000 in cash were found, as well.

Police are recommending 11 charges, including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

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