Joint police investigation leads to arrest and seizure of weapons and drugs


Saanich Police have arrested several suspects and seized weapons and drugs after an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.

On June 28th in the 2600 block of Douglas Street, officers arrested 32-year-old Michael Phillip Desbiens of Sidney BC, 42-year-old James Derosier of Victoria and 26-year-old Marin Elyse Marie Gillis of Saanich. 

During the arrest, officers seized methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, cash, ammunition and a sawed-off shotgun.

Desbiens and Derosier appeared in Victoria Provincial Court on Thursday, June 29th and Gillis will appear in court in mid-August.

The parties are facing multiple drug charges and firearm related offences.

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