On February 4, 2015, the Alert Bay RCMP received information from the public that a male, wanted for an outstanding warrant of arrest for drug trafficking, was hiding in a residence on Cormorant Island, B.C.

A warrant was granted to enter the home where the suspect was believed to be hiding, leading to the arrest of 37 year old Darren Puglas. He was taken into police custody without incident, and later transported to Victoria Provincial Court.

The Alert Bay RCMP would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the public for their cooperation and assistance in the successful resolution of this investigation.

Members of our communities are encouraged to report any information pertaining to individuals wanted by the Police, or any other offence, by phoning the Alert Bay RCMP at 250-974-5544 or anonymously with Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

– Contributed by the RCMP.