Almost two pounds of illegal drugs seized on Seymour Street
2023-03-07 14:39 PST
File # 2023-6141
Kamloops police are conducting a drug trafficking investigation, following a recent vehicle stop downtown.
On Feb. 22, 2023, just before 4 a.m., a Kamloops RCMP frontline officer was in the area of 9th Avenue and St. Paul Street when she observed a silver SUV run a stop sign and continue to drive in a suspicious manner. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on the 900-block of Seymour Street.
As the officer approached the SUV, a man exited the passenger side who was recognized as having an arrest warrant, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson.
The man was arrested and as part of an officer safety search, a bag of suspected fentanyl was located on him, which exceeded the current 2.5-gram exemption.
Contraband cigarettes were also observed inside the SUV, leading to a woman being detained under the Excise Act and a subsequent search occurred as part of that investigation. More than one pound of suspected methamphetamine, additional quantities of crack and cocaine, and various forms of ammunition were also located and seized.
The man was released with a court date related to his warrant, as per its directions. The woman was released with no process, pending the results of the ongoing investigation, with charge recommendations anticipated.
Anyone who witnessed or has information that may be related to this incident is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-6141.
Cpl. Crystal EvelynMedia Relations Office
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