CUMBERLAND, B.C- A man from the Comox Valley has been charged after drugs were seized in Cumberland last month.

According to a news release from the Comox Valley RCMP, the detachment’s drug section seized a large amount of what is believed to be shatter, cannabis bud, and heroin from a residence and vehicle in Cumberland, after the arrest of Alexander Piller on September 12, 2018.

The investigation began in the summer, after officers got a complaint of a man offering business cards advertising marijuana and shatter for sale to minors.

“Investigators identified the suspect and after a thorough investigation, arrested the man on September 12, 2018 in Cumberland,” read the news release.

“A Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant was executed at his residence which provided further evidence to support charges.”

According to Corporal Jill Swann, with the Comox Valley RCMP drug section, it was concerning that a large amount of shatter was located.

“Shatter is a marijuana product but it is exceptionally potent and its production has led to fires, burns and unpredictable explosions,” said Swann.

Piller has been charged with breaching his probation, trafficking in a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

He’s been released from custody, after his first court appearance. His next court date is on October 11th, 2018.