Drug bust leads to arrest on Bowen

 Police arrested two local men in a weekend drug bust at a Bowen Island home.

A joint investigation between the Bowen Island RCMP and the Squamish General Investigation Section determined that drugs were being purchased from a residence on Whitesails Drive on Saturday, said a police press release.

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The two men were arrested on scene for trafficking and possession of a controlled substance, it said. A search warrant for the residence led to “several evidentiary items” being located.

“Drug busts are often noteworthy because of the quantity or types drugs seized. In this case we have taken down an operation which targeted our small community,” said Cpl. Paulo Arreaga of the Bowen Island RCMP.

“These arrests and seizures are part of a wider, long-term effort to reduce the prevalence of drug trafficking in our communities.”

The names of the men cannot yet be released under the provisions of the privacy act and charges have not yet been laid, said the release. Both men have been released from custody on a promise to appear, it said, with a future court date in North Vancouver.

“The investigation is active and on-going,” said the release.

Police are asking anyone with information relating to this investigation or other relevant investigations in the community of Bowen Island to contact Bowen Island RCMP at 604-947-0516.

Anonymous tips? Contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. 

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