Two 32-year-old men who are known to police are facing drug and gun charges after an investigation by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C.
In March 2014, police say they received a tip that a 32-year-old man who is well-known to police for gang associations was allegedly trafficking drugs in Esquimalt after relocating from the Lower Mainland.
Isaac Drennan was also allegedly in possession of guns despite a lifetime prohibition after he was convicted of the attempted murder of two New Westminster Police officers in 2003. In that incident, two officers were shot after investigating a shots fired call at a home.
Police say a search of Drennan’s Esquimalt home on October 9 resulted in the seizure of:
• 178 grams of heroin
• 238 grams of cocaine
• 382 grams of methamphetamine
• unloaded semi-automatic Ruger handgun
• WWII semi-automatic handgun
Drennan has been charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, one count of possession of a firearm without a license, and one count of possession of a firearm contrary to a court order.
After Drennan’s arrest, police spotted his associate, Dustin Wadsworth, in Vancouver, breaching his current bail conditions.
Police searched a backpack that Wadsworth was carrying, and discovered several ounces of cocaine and a large amount of a cutting agent. A warrant was obtained to search his home in the 3500-block of Turner Street where the following items were seized:
• $58,000 cash
• approximately 100 tablets of ecstasy
• a large amount of cutting agent
• scales used for the weighing of drugs
• a GPS tracking device
Wadsworth has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of breach of an undertaking.