A Esquimalt man, 43, is facing charges after a North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP member found him asleep at the wheel of his truck.
The Mountie was driving back to his detachment Sunday at about 2:15 a.m. after dropping a missing youth off in Nanaimo when came upon the suspect snoozing in his truck, pulled over next to the southbound lanes of the Island Highway near Kipp Road south of Nanaimo.
The member knocked on the driver’s window to wake the man. The officer determined the driver wasn’t drunk, but he did notice the smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
The resulting search of the truck turned up what police allege is a multiple kilogram shipment marijuana, methamphetamine, GHB, LSD, ecstasy, Cocaine, bath salts (a drug that looks like epsom salts and simulates the effects of cocaine and amphetamine), plus more than $30,000 in cash.
Police are recommending charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking against the suspect and have requested his vehicle be seized by the courts.