Surrey school teacher charged with trafficking
A Surrey School District teacher has been charged with trafficking for allegedy conducting a drug transaction near a Vancouver elementary school.
On Nov. 7, Richmond RCMP's Property Crime Unit and Quick Response Team were in Vancouver on another investigation, when a vehicle approached and allegedly made a drug transaction with a pedestrian.
The driver also appeared to be smoking a joint.
The driver drove away and was pulled over in a neighbouring parking lot, where he was arrested.
A search of his vehicle allegedly revealed marijuana and evidence of drug trafficking.
Forty-one-year old Eugenio Alfonso Bahamonde has been charged with trafficking and possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking.
At the time of the arrest, Bahamonde disclosed that he was a school teacher.
The Surrey School District confirmed for Black Press that Bahamonde was a teacher on call, and he has been suspended until there has been a resolution in the case.
Bahamonde will be returning to court on Jan. 16.