Assault complaint leads to record meth seizure on Gabriola

NANAIMO – A Gabriola Island man faces multiple charges following a record methamphetamine seizure late in 2014.

A Gabriola Island man saw multiple charges laid against him following a record methamphetamine seizure late in 2014.

According to RCMP, Gabriola resident Terence Meyer, 30, was arrested on the evening of Dec. 4, following report of an assault at the Gabriola Co-op gas station.

After search by police, Meyer was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The investigation determined it to be 11 grams, a record for the largest single seizure of methamphetamine on Gabriola Island.

Meyer was held in custody and charged with multiple offenses related to the alleged assault, according to RCMP. He appeared in Nanaimo court and was released on bail with numerous conditions.

After his release, charges for possession for the purpose of trafficking were laid and an arrest warrant was issued.

On Feb. 13, police once again located Meyer at the Co-op gas station and arrested him. He was allegedly in violation of his bail conditions. He also was allegedly in possession of more methamphetamine. New charges of breaching conditions of his release and charges relating to drug possession are now being considered, according to RCMP.

Meyer again was held in custody, appeared in court and has since been released on bail.

If anyone has information about drug trafficking on Gabriola Island, please call Gabriola RCMP at 250-247-8333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.