February 19, 2018

House fire in West Vancouver may have been linked to drug lab

Police have confirmed a drug lab is now being dismantled at a house in West Vancouver, but no arrests have been made.  A search warrant was executed Tuesday afternoon at the home in the 5500 block of Greenleaf Road where fire broke out Monday. It's believed the hazardous materials involved the production of crystal methamphetamine at … [Read more...]

Vancouver murder victim involved in drug trade

Vancouver Police have confirmed the city's first murder of the year was targeted, but they're not convinced it was gang-related. The victim was a 19 year old man from Vancouver who was attacked at Elgin Street near 47th Avenue last night around 10:30. He died from injuries caused by a sword, but that weapon has not been recovered. Police say three … [Read more...]

Drug addict sentenced in attack on bus driver

A young man with a history of drug abuse and violence has been sentenced to jail time for attacking a bus driver in Surrey last February. Steven Fayant pleaded guilty last year in the choking of Ram Punni as well as the stabbing of another man on a different day in Aldergrove. The crown asked for a sentence of three years, but the judge agreed to … [Read more...]

Surrey teacher suspended after being charged with drug trafficking

A substitute teacher in Surrey has been suspended after allegedly moonlighting as a pot dealer in Vancouver and he's not just accused of selling marijuana. Richmond RCMP Corporal Sherrdean Turley says Eugenio Alfonso Bahamonde was arrested near an elementary school in Vancouver on November 7th.  "The driver was also seen smoking what appeared … [Read more...]

Corrections officer at Kent Institution arrested on drug charges

A corrections officer is accused of trafficking drugs into Kent Institution near Agassiz. RCMP say Paul Fleming was arrested at the prison yesterday. He's been charged with two counts of trafficking drugs, believed to be marijuana and methamphetamine. The 42-year old is out on bail and is expected back in court Jan. 29. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Two men sentenced for murder of Vancouver drug dealer

Two men convicted in the February 2009 murder of a Vancouver drug dealer have now been sentenced. Thirty-four year old Charles Anthony Leslie was found guilty of second degree murder back in May.  Thirty year old Babak Najafi-Chaghabouri was convicted of first degree murder. Thirty one year old Ronak Wagad was abducted from his home in … [Read more...]

Drug bust at Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing

More than 20 kilograms of suspected cocaine were intercepted earlier this week by border guards at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon crossing. The drugs were hidden in the trailer of a commercial vehicle carrying produce from California.  Canadian Border Service officers detected problems with the wall of the trailer during an inspection on … [Read more...]

Seniors organization say Province’s generic drug cost drop a good move

The President of the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC says the government's announcement prices of generic drugs will go down over the next couple of years will really help seniors. But Art Kube says brand-name drugs are the big drivers of drug costs across the country, with costs going up each year. He points out that in most cases, … [Read more...]

Generic drug price break coming soon

Starting in April the province is making changes so you will pay less for generic medication. Health Minister Margaret McDiarmid days new drug price regulation will drop the cost of geric drugs from 25% of brand name drug price in 2013 to 20% in 2014. McDiarmid uses the drug Lipitor as an example of the savings.   "The current cost of the … [Read more...]

Refn To Produce Aussie Drug Feature

Danish producer Lene Børglum, Australian producer Sue Milliken ("Black Robe," "Paradise Road"), and "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn are all seat to team on a drug running feature. English cinematographer Larry Smith ("Bronson," "Only God Forgives") will make his feature directing debut on the project entitled "Trafficker." Ken Kwek ("The … [Read more...]