Three facing cocaine charges in Courtenay

Within the past few weeks, Comox Valley RCMP have stopped $40,000 worth of cocaine from reaching the street.

Within the past few weeks, Comox Valley RCMP have stopped $40,000 worth of cocaine from reaching the street.

On Oct. 29, RCMP seized 10 ounces of cocaine after conducting a vehicle stop. A 52-year-old Courtenay man is facing possible charges of trafficking cocaine.

A few days later on Nov. 2, a search warrant at a home in the 2700 block of Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay turned up nine ounces of cocaine which were being individually packaged along with almost $29,000 cash.

Phuoc Huu Diep, 53, and Thi Yen Lai, 36, both from Courtenay, are charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

“Seizing drugs before they get onto the streets and possibly to our children is one way we can help keep our community safe,” said Cpl. Paul Douglas of the Comox Valley’s drug section.

Comox Valley RCMP note the community can continue to help by calling in any suspected illegal activity to their local RCMP or by contacting Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

— Comox Valley RCMP

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