Monday, April 26, 2021

West Side traffic stop leads to drug seizure, outstanding warrant arrest

The Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP are outlining the details into a seizure of what they call a significant quantity of drugs and, weapons and Canadian currency, that following a traffic stop on Wednesday April 21st.

A Prince Rupert officer on day patrol pulled over a vehicle in the 400 block of 7th Avenue West at approximately 2:30 PM on the 21st, stopping a 32 year old male who as was discovered was prohibited from driving.

From the traffic stop police then attended to a nearby RV trailer where a 24 year old female was arrested on outstanding warrants, members of the detachment then obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and trailer.

A traffic stop in the 400 block of 7th West led to a much
larger  drug investigation and an arrest
(click to enlarge map)

Following further investigation, police seized a significant quantity of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, numerous pills, and a large sum of Canadian currency. Several edged weapons were also located.

The investigation is ongoing and Prince Rupert RCMP will be forwarding the file to Crown Counsel for review.

Further items of note on the work of emergency responders in the Northwest can be found from our archive page here.

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