UPDATE: Public tip leads to drug arrest

RCMP investigating suspected drug house in Chilliwack flush two suspects, one of whom is now in custody after escape attempt.

A 38-year-old Surrey man was arrested last Thursday after Chilliwack RCMP attended a suspected drug house on Cook Street.

Police said they attempted to stop and question two men suspected of coming from the residence, one of them a known drug trafficker.

Both men fled on foot, but the known drug trafficker was later arrested. Police are still looking for the second suspect.

A large quantity of what police believe is methamphetamine was seized as a result of the arrest, along with a prohibited weapon and “evidence suggesting drug trafficking,” police said.

“This is a perfect example of how a tip from the public has resulted in an arrest of someone obviously involved in the drug trade,” RCMP Sgt. Steve McLeod said.

“The seizure of more illegal drugs that will not be sold on the streets is significant,” he said.

Police said investigators were following up on information that drugs were being sold from the Cook Street address, and attempted to stop two men in the area suspected of coming from the residence.

Both men fled, but one was later seen “prowling in a nearby back yard.”

He was located by plains clothes officers, but while speaking to police he again attempted to flee.

The police officers gave chase and were able to apprehend him without further incident.

Kane Wilson has since been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, carry a weapon or prohibited device and willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

Wilson has been remanded in custody and will appear in court again on June 25 for a show cause hearing.

McLeod said Chilliwack’s Crime Reduction Unit will continue to make life “uncomfortable” for people involved in the drug trade.

“We know that this type of activity brings violence and other property crime to areas where drug sales are taking place,” he said. “We encourage people to continue to provide information on residences where drug trafficking is suspected of taking place.”

Information can be called in to the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Surrey North Delta Leader