Significant Drug Seizure in Tahsis

Nootka Sound

2015-11-23 15:22 PST

File # 2015-751

The Nootka Sound RCMP executes search warrant at a residence in Tahsis after significant drug seizure resulting from traffic stop.

On Wednesday November 18th, 2015 as a result of an on-going drug investigation a suspect vehicle was stopped attempting to leave Tahsis in the early hours in the morning. As a result of the traffic stop a male was arrested and a significant amount of packaged marihuana ready for distribution was seized after the male originally resisted arrest and attempted to flee from police.

As a result of the traffic stop and the ongoing investigation a search warrant was granted and executed by members of the Nootka Sound RCMP with the assistance of the Campbell River RCMP Forensic Identification Section at a residence located at 452 Alpine View Road in Tahsis where a multi-stage marihuana grow operation was located and dismantled.

The following charges have been approved by a Judicial Justice of the Peace against Mario KURTAKIS(29)

  • Production of a controlled substance
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Resist arrest
  • Escape lawful custody
  • Flight from peace officer

The male was released from custody on strict conditions with a future court appearance scheduled for April 15, 2016.

Released by

Cst. D.R. (Ryan) Walker

Media Relations Officer
Nootka Sound RCMP
499 Muchalat Drive, Gold River, BC, V0P 1G0
Office: 250-283-2227

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