Project Ding Dong targets dial-a-dopers in Abbotsford

Charges of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking are being considered against four people who were arrested Friday as part of an Abbotsford Police bike squad project.

Charges of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking are being considered against four people who were arrested Friday as part of an Abbotsford Police bike squad project.

Project Ding Dong is aimed at targeting dial-a-dope operations and drug dealers in the downtown core, said Const. Ian MacDonald.

The bike squad executed a search warrant at an apartment at 33331 Old Yale Rd. Friday morning, with the assistance of the patrol division and the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team (MIERT).

Cash and small amounts of crack cocaine, meth and ecstasy were found in the suite, along with four occupants.

MacDonald said the arrest is the result of the bike squad’s “excellent relationship” with people in the city, particularly in the downtown core.

He said the squad is often the first contact for those with information on things such as the distribution of high-potency heroin and people wanted on warrants for serious offences.

Project Ding Dong continues, and is named for buyers’ use of a doorbell or apartment buzz-in when arriving to purchase drugs at a particular location.