An alleged well-known drug dealer is looking at some face time with a judge after a bust in Port Moody last month.
On Oct. 23, Port Moody police pulled over a white Ford Explorer outside of 300 Klahanie Dr. During a search of the vehicle, police found 27 grams of cocaine and more than $4,000 in cash.
The driver, a 33-year-old Port Moody resident, was arrested for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
The next day, police got a warrant to search the man's home in Klahanie, where they found more drugs and two loaded guns.
Additional charges are being recommended.
The department didn't release the man's name, but note he is well-known to police around the Lower Mainland and has a history of violence and drug possession.
In July, the department began a crackdown on a particular suite in the Klahanie development that had received numerous complaints from residents of drug activity and nuisance behaviour.
At the time, police noted they had been in contact with the owner, who is forming part of the strategy to have the tenants removed.
It appears Oct. 23 was a busy day for the department, and unlucky for criminals.
Port Moody police also pulled over a vehicle in the 700 block of Dogwood Street in Coquitlam.
During a search of the vehicle, an officer found more than nine grams of marijuana and roughly two grams of methamphetamine.
But that was just the start for the 36-year-old Coquitlam resident.
The driver was also breaching his recognizance, was an unlicensed driver and the licence plate and vehicle were both stolen. The man was additionally charged with possession of stolen property.
That led to a further investigation, in which police found the man and a female associate had used fake names and identification to sign their rental lease.
On Nov. 1, police executed a search warrant at his Dogwood Street home and found numerous stolen identification documents and stolen property. A second warrant on the garage of the property turned up more stolen items.
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