Police seize pot, cash, firearms in Masset

  • Jun. 17, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Masset RCMP seized $13,000 worth of marijuana, more than $20,000 in cash and six firearms from a house in Masset on Thursday (June 16), says Const. Trevor Shields. RCMP also arrested four adults during their search of the house, two Masset residents and two from off-island. All are scheduled to appear in provincial court in October. Const. Shields said the seizure and arrests came after a lengthy investigation. RCMP received a judicial authorization to enter the house and search under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, he said. The police seized 52 ounces of marijuana (with an estimated street value of $13,000), $20,325 in cash, and six firearms, he said. The RCMP continues its investigation into the matter. Anyone with information about the illegal distribution of drugs can contact the Masset detachment at 626-3991 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.bccrimestoppers.com