Nanaimo man charged with trafficking in date rape drug


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A Nanaimo man is charged with trafficking in the date-rape drug GHB, stemming from an investigation into the break-in of a senior’s house on Sunday.

After the home of a 94-year-old Nanaimo man was burglarized and ransacked at about 4:30 p.m., Nanaimo RCMP officers used information in the investigation to get a search warrant for a residence in the 500 block of Hecate Street.

They recovered electronic goods, including the man’s television, as well as a high-end mountain bike. Investigators estimate the total value of recovered property to be approximately $12,000.

Four adults were arrested on the property on suspicion of theft.

Police also seized heroin, gamma hydroxybutyrate (commonly known as GHB) a quantity of cash and drug-related paraphernalia.

A 46-year-old woman, and two men, aged 28 and 26, of Nanaimo were released following a court appearance.

Kerry Chang, 47, of Nanaimo, is charged with possession of stolen property and possession for the purposes of trafficking in GHB.

He was remanded into custody and has an Aug. 25 appearance date in Nanaimo Provincial Court.

Source: http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/news/322313961.html


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