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Police disrupt Point Grey Road bike traffic for “drug investigation”

Some of the men detained by police on July 2.

Bob Mackin

Controversy of a different sort at the contentious Point Grey Road bike lane during Canada Day weekend. 

A reader told theBreaker about an incident east of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s $75 million mansion around 6:30 p.m. on July 2. 

A Vancouver Police spokesman confirmed it was a “roadside drug investigation.”

Man in handcuffs on Point Grey Road.

A witness who provided images to theBreaker, but declined to be indentified in print, said a police cruiser and two beach patrol all-terrain vehicles sped to the Bayswater beach access stairs.

The officers returned to street level with seven males, who were then lined-up two-to-three feet apart, except for one handcuffed male who was made to sit curbside. The handcuffs were eventually removed. The witness said police kept the males there for about two hours.  

The witness heard one of the men say: “I’m not trying to be a bad guy; I’m trying to be a good guy.”

“The men were detained during the initial investigation and then released,” Const. Jason Doucette said via email.

“A number of items were seized and a vehicle was towed. No charges have been recommended at this point.”

As such, theBreaker has chosen to obscure the faces of the men for the time being. 

UPDATE (Aug. 10): Doucette told theBreaker that no charges were laid. “The file has been concluded and would only be reopened if relevant additional information became available,” he said.