Firearms and Drugs Seized

The Comox Valley RCMP have been busy the past few weeks, with two significant seizures, where guns and drugs were taken off the local streets.

On July 26th, at approximately 1:30 am, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a single Vehicle collision on Island Highway North, near Virginia Drive, in Courtenay. The driver was reported to have fled from the scene. A 19 year old male, from Courtenay, was located a short distance away, with the assistance of the Police Dog Services. A firearm, a quantity of Canadian Currency and a quantity of possible crack cocaine was seized from the scene.

This male is currently in custody on other charges, and is now facing a list of new charges including:

-Possession of a firearm contrary to a Probation order

-Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

-Breach of Probation

On August 3rd, a 22 year old male was located by an Integrated Forensic Identification Section officer, and stopped with the assistance of the Comox Valley Crime Reduction Unit during an investigation. The male was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm, a quantity of Canadian currency and a quantity of possible heroine in his possession.

Tyler WICKES was arrested and brought before a Judicial Justice of the Peace. WICKES is facing the following charges:

-Possess a loaded prohibited or restricted Firearm

-Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Heroin

WICKES was held in custody and had a court appearance on August 10th, in Courtenay.

‘Anytime we can get unlawful weapons and drugs off our city streets it’s a good thing’ Stated Cst Rob Gardner, Comox Valley RCMP Media Relations officer. ‘We have several sections within our detachment that work together very well, and get amazing results. Investigators are exploring whether these incidents are connected to the recent shootings that have occurred within our community.”