Two Nanaimo residents were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Sooke after police found drugs and weapons during a traffic stop.
Officers pulled over the vehicle at about 12:15 p.m., according to a Sooke RCMP press release.
Police were alerted after a report of a suspicious vehicle in the George Lane area of Sooke. A witness said one occupant in the vehicle was holding a pistol.
The vehicle was reported stolen in Nanaimo, police said.
Police took three men into custody. A disabled man was a passenger in the vehicle. He was released at the scene.
It was a different story for the other two men in the car. A search of the vehicle discovered a small quantity of methamphetamine, brass knuckles, balaclavas , and a pellet pistol that was identical in appearance to a real firearm.
The two men, aged 29 and 28,were arrested and held in custody.
The duo faces charges of weapons possession, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and various breach offences.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 250-642-5241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.