Chilliwack, BC – A Chilliwack man has been arrested and illegal drugs and weapons were seized by police during a recent motor vehicle investigation.
On Tuesday May 19, 2015 at approximately 5:15 p.m., RCMP received a report of a traffic collision in the area of Yale Road and Woodbine Street in which the occupants of a car were allegedly sprayed with an unknown irritant and threatened by the driver of a black Durango.
One occupant of the car was examined and released by doctors at Chilliwack General Hospital.
The Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit located the Durango parked in a driveway of the 45700 block of Princess Avenue.
“The driver of the suspect vehicle ran away from our officer but was quickly caught and taken into custody,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.
As the investigation developed, with the support of the Integrated Police Dog Services, drugs believed to be heroin, methamphetamine, GHB, and weapons were seized.
A 37-year-old Chilliwack man, Timothy Teunis BOTH is facing charges for two counts of Possession for the purpose of trafficking, Possession of Controlled Substance, Dangerous operation of motor vehicle, two counts of Assault with a weapon, Criminal harassment, two counts of Possessing a Weapon for dangerous purpose, and willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer.
BOTH is in custody pending a court appearance in mid June.
“This seizure, made by our Crime Reduction Unit, has prevented a significant amount of illegal drugs from reaching the children and vulnerable sector of our community,” said Cpl. Rail.
As always, police would like to remind everyone to report any suspicious activity to the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 FREE (TIPS).