Drug scrap results in attempted murder rap

A dispute between two men involved in Port Alberni's drug trade has led to an attempted murder charge.

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A dispute between two men involved in Port Alberni’s drug trade has led to an attempted murder charge.

Port Alberni resident Michael Bailey, 31 has been charged with one count each of attempted murder and aggravated assault after another man was stabbed in a dispute on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Bailey made his first appearance in Port Alberni Provincial Court on Thursday, Dec. 13. His next court appearance is on Jan. 17.

Port Alberni RCMP were called to the 3900 block of Fourth Avenue shortly after 8 p.m.

They found a 38-year-old Port Alberni man who’d been stabbed in his left torso. Further investigation revealed that the man was stabbed in the 3600 block of Fourth Avenue. He ran to a friend’s residence and was taken to West Coast General Hospital.

The man is out of hospital and is expected to fully recover from his injury.

Bailey and the victim are known to police, who confirmed the men’s connection is drug related.

Police are asking anyone with any information about this incident to call the local RCMP detachment at 250-723-2424, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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