Crown Counsel Gordon Baines said there are three young girls in Port Alberni who are being provided drugs by older men.
As a result, the court has imposed no-contact orders on many of the men known to be taking advantage of vulnerable girls.
21-year old Russell David was arrested last week after being found in the bedroom of a 15-year old girl he was alleged to have been delivering methamphetamines to.
Baines called David and others like him “predators” who are an acute problem in this community.
David, who has no previous criminal record, hung his head down in the prisoners box as he was given his first jail sentence.
He was sentenced to 21 days in jail and given 18-months’ probation.