Two Vancouver Island gang associates found guilty of numerous weapons charges

(CFSEU-BC/Twitter: @cfseubc)

A Vancouver Island man has been found guilty of several weapons charges. He is the second of two gang associates who have been charged.

This comes after two investigations by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement of BC in 2013 in Duncan which resulted in the arrests of gang associates for numerous firearms-related charges and trafficking.

In January of 2015, the CFSEU-BC said the charges had been laid against the two men as a result of the 2013 investigations.

In September of 2016, Jason Donald Whyte, pled guilty and received an eight year sentence. He was found guilty of one count of possession for the purpose of weapons trafficking; a loaded or prohibited or restricted firearm; possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized; and possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order.

In early March, Luke Gregory Massey, was found guilty of one count of possession for the purpose of weapons trafficking; and one count reporting an offence committed when it was not. Massey pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 3 years.

“These guilty pleas demonstrate the persistence of law enforcement to ensure that an investigation is successful from start to close and that two dangerous individuals who viewed themselves as above the law were put in jail,” said Sgt. Brenda Winpenny, of the CFSEU-BC. “Not only were two dangerous individuals taken off our streets, but so too were weapons with the potential to bring violence into our communities. The CFSEU-BC is always working to ensure that our streets remain safe.”