Oceanside RCMP seized these items from a stolen truck after the driver, a 26-year-old Parksville man, was arrested. Items include what police called break-and-entry tools, knives and suspected methamphetamine. Photo submitted

Oceanside RCMP seized these items from a stolen truck after the driver, a 26-year-old Parksville man, was arrested. Items include what police called break-and-entry tools, knives and suspected methamphetamine. Photo submitted

Knives and drugs found in stolen pickup truck in Parksville

A 26-year-old man was arrested and will face charges in Nanaimo provincial court later this fall

A man will face charges in Nanaimo court after he was arrested driving a stolen truck with break-and-entry tools, knives and drugs inside.

A 26-year-old man was arrested in Parksville driving a vehicle that had been stolen in the Comox Valley.

Oceanside RCMP located the pickup truck and a suspicious driver on Martindale Road on Thursday at about 10 a.m., according to an RCMP news release.

After a search of the truck, break-and-entry tools, suspected stolen tools, knives, a pellet gun and suspected methamphetamine were seized, said Cpl. Jesse Foreman, Oceanside RCMP spokesman, in the press release.

The driver, who is from Parksville, was later released on a promise to appear in Nanaimo provincial court on Dec. 12, with police recommending several charges.

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