10/29/2014 02:00 EDT | Updated 12/29/2014 05:59 EST

Two B.C. gang associates facing multiple firearms and drug charges

VANCOUVER - Multiple drug and gun charges have been laid against two B.C. men who police say are well known for their gang associations and previous criminal convictions.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says officers started tracking 32-year-old Isaac Drennan in Esquimalt in March after he allegedly began trafficking drugs and possessing guns despite a lifetime ban.

Sgt. Lindsay Houghton says police searched Drennan's home on Oct. 9 and found various amounts of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as two handguns.

Two weeks later, Drennan's associate Dustin Wadsworth was arrested in Vancouver for breaching bail conditions, and police say a search of his backpack and home revealed drugs, paraphernalia, and $58,000 cash.

Drennan, who was previously convicted of the attempted murder of two Metro Vancouver police officers in 2003, faces three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking as well as firearms charges.

Wadsworth has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of breach of an undertaking.