Drug charges have been laid after a 28-year-old Mission man offered to sell drugs to plain clothes police officers while they were on patrol in the Village last week.
Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair said last Tuesday night (Nov. 20) the officers were on foot patrol just before midnight when they noticed a female in high heels struggling to walk and falling over.
LeClair said the woman was being helped by a male, who then briefly met up with two other males, when officers noticed what appeared to be a hand-to-hand transaction occur.
“Police saw the couple sitting on a stone wall and the female appeared to be twitching, so police approached as they felt it was necessary to investigate the female’s well-being,” he said, adding they soon determined the two were in a relationship and new to Whistler. “When police spoke to the two the male indicated the female had taken to much ‘M.’”
However, LeClair said as the officers were departing the male then offered to sell them some of the drugs and took a plastic bag containing blue capsules from his pocket.
“The officers identified themselves and arrested him for trafficking of a controlled substance,” he said.
After searching the man, LeClair said officers also found a quantity of what is believed to be GHB, resulting in an additional charge of possession.
Suspects sought for mischief
RCMP are looking for three suspects in connection with a mischief at a rental property on Sunday (Nov. 25) night.
LeClair said RCMP received a complaint the next day from the strata president of a property on Sunshine Place. He said overnight three Caucasian males entered the lodge using an unlocked emergency exit and smashed a light fixture before exiting the premises.
While the damaged property is only worth $100, LeClair said a surveillance camera caught one of the three and police would like to speak with him.
“It is only $100 value, but we would certainly like to know who these people are to modify their behaviour.”
Anyone with information can contact Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).