Drugs and cash seized during downtown traffic stop

Kamloops City

2022-09-22 07:37 PDT

File # 2022-33427

Proactive patrols by a Kamloops Mountie led to the seizure of a significant amount of cash, suspected illicit drugs, and paraphernalia associated to drug trafficking.

Seven stacks of Canadian currency, prepackaged suspected drugs, five cell phones, a notebook and a scale.

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On Monday Sept. 19, 2022, just after 8 a.m., a Kamloops RCMP frontline officer conducted a vehicle stop at Columbia Street and 6th Avenue, to check the driver’s sobriety and license status.

Following a short investigation, the occupants, three adult men, two from Kamloops and a third from Celista, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

More than $5,000 in cash and 50 grams each of suspected Fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine, along with five cell phones and other paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking were seized, following a search of the vehicle.

When we consider the potential lethality of fentanyl and the other controlled substances seized during this traffic stop, investigations such as these play an important role in keeping toxic drugs off the street and preventing overdoses, allowing users more time to seek help with their addictions, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson.

Those arrested were released on scene as part of the ongoing investigation and subsequent charge recommendation and assessment process.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-33427.

Released by:

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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