A Prince George man on trial for allegedly possessing heroin was seen dropping something over a fence just before he was arrested, a Prince George RCMP member testified Tuesday during a B.C. Supreme Court trial.
Shane Arthur Wilson, 34, is also facing a charge of breach of recognizance from the alleged May 10 incident, which Cst. Edward Chan testified began when he was in the 2200 block of Quince St. at about 11:30 p.m. getting a statement on another investigation.
Chan said he saw two people progressing up a walkway between two homes and one of them - not Wilson - matched the description of the suspect. When he told the suspect he needed to talk to him, the two did not stop.
When he made the request a second time, one of them stopped in the middle of the street but the other started to run and made his way across the street to another walkway. Chan said he gave chase and noticed the man drop something over a fence with his left hand before stopping, dropping to his knees and putting his hands over his head.
Backup was brought in to help with the arrest and search for the missing item. Chan said he found a "bag of drugs," later identified to be about three grams of heroin.
Police have described Wilson as a prolific and violent offender known to associate with organized crime groups. He was brought into the courtroom in leg irons and handcuffs and a second sheriff was in the courtroom for a time.
The trial continues today when a second RCMP member is scheduled to testify via video.