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Mounties unearth Red Scorpion gang member and large cache of drugs on Sunset Drive

Friday, March 12th, 2010 | 2:28 pm

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Cocaine, steroids and a Red Scorpions gang member were just a few of the things Mounties turned up yesterday during an evening drug bust on Sunset Drive.

Members of the RCMP’s Drug Section, along with other detachment members executed a warrant at around 8:40 p.m on two units located in the 1100 block of Sunset Drive, said Const. Steve Holmes.

The Southeast District Emergency Response Team assisted as police went into the units and immediately arrested a 28-year-old Burnaby man, who is a known member of the gang called the Red Scorpion. The man was found within reach of a loaded  handgun at the time of his arrest.

Along with the loaded handgun, which is believed to be stolen, police seized three ounces of crystal methamphetamine, half an ounce of powdered cocaine, 1.5 ounces of crack cocaine, a large quantity of steroids, a bulletproof vest, $25,000 cash, and other evidence, including stolen property, from the residences.

Three people will be facing several charges in connection with a drug warrant that was executed at two residences,

Two of the three, who were arrested, are appearing in court today to face numerous charges, including Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Firearm while on a Prohibition Order, Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Careless Storage of a Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of a Scheduled Substance( in relation to the Steroids.) One of the female accused was released on a Promise to Appear in Court at a later date.

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