Saturday, November 5, 2011
Nicholas Lucier is still wanted by police in connection with a lage cocaine bust in Victoria back in 2009. Nicholas Lucier, 41, was out on parole when nearly 100 officers conducted pre-dawn raids Tuesday of five locations in Saanich and the West Shore, seizing a total of 22.5 kilograms of cocaine, four high-powered handguns, two vehicles and $420,600 in cash. A stun gun, bear spray and body armour were also seized in the raids.
Eight people were arrested - four men and four women - and a Canada-wide warrant was issued for Lucier. Lucier was sentenced in 2007 to five years in prison after being caught with more than four kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of heroin, half a kilogram of marijuana and 25 grams of crack. Police also seized $30,000 cash from him at that time.
The major investigation followed a shooting that took place in the early morning hours of May 5 in Beacon Hill park, Hamilton said. A man was shot in the knee but refused to co-operate with police.