Suspects Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Two Separate Incidents
New Westminster – Metro Vancouver Transit Police have arrested two suspects for drug trafficking in separate
incidents in Surrey and Burnaby.
1. At approximately 8:40 pm, May 21, 2016, Transit Police officers were patrolling the area around Surrey Central
SkyTrain Station when they saw a man and a woman getting out of a cab. The man was recognized as the
subject of several outstanding warrants from Surrey. A check confirmed three warrants for the party: Uttering
Threats Against a Person, Breach of Probation related to Assault and Breach of Recognizance.
A search of the man, following his arrest, located a plastic bag containing a significant quantity of drugs believed to
be heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamines as well as a quantity of cash. It was also determined that the
suspect had a release condition in place not to contact the woman accompanying him.
Charged with 3 counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking is Troy Douglas SMITH, 49 years, resident of
Surrey, previously known to police. SMITH has been remanded in custody until June 3, 2016, when he will make his
next court appearance in Surrey Provincial Court.
2. At approximately 2:30 pm, May 22, 2016, Transit Police officers were patrolling the area around Metrotown
SkyTrain Station when they spotted a man known to them who appeared to be involved in drug transactions.
After speaking to people the man had approached and determining he had indeed been allegedly selling
marihuana, he was arrested. A search located 30 individual baggies of marihuana, packaged for sale.
The suspect, an 18 year old Burnaby resident, previously known to police, was, following an investigation, issued
with a Promise to Appear in court on July 18, 2016. A charge of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking has been
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