Two people face drug-related charges in connection with an alleged dial-a-dope operation running in Chilliwack.
Twenty seven year old Delta native Dipendra Varma Bundhoo unwittingly sparked a police investigation when an RCMP officer saw a suspicious transaction occur between him and someone else in the 8100 block of Young Road.
“Dial a dope is a criminal operation where the seller and their customer communicate by phone to arrange a pre-determined location to meet for the exchange of illegal drugs,” explained RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail.
Three times in mid-August, undercover officers allegedly met Bundhoo and 23 year old Port Moody native Chelsea Hagen in commercial parking lots located around Chilliwack, where the suspects allegedly sold crack cocaine to police.
The pair were taken into custody Aug. 29 at the third meeting.
During the arrest officers seized what they believe to be approximately eight grams of crack cocaine, five grams of methamphetamine and 1.6 grams of heroin containing trace amounts of fentanyl.
They also seized cash, a vehicle and additional evidence linking the suspects to the alleged dial-a-dope operation.
Bundhoo faces three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.
He remains in custody pending a court date in late September.
Hagen faces charges for two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.
She was released from custody pending a court appearance in early October.
“RCMP in Chilliwack have taken another step in reducing organized crime and removing illegal drugs from our streets to ensure the safety of the residents of our community,” said Rail.
Police ask anyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious to phone the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-702-4017 or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).