Police seize baby deer during traffic stop

Fort St John

2022-07-07 07:48 PDT

File # 2022-5172

The Fort St John RCMP made an interesting seizure during a traffic stop early in the early morning hours of Thursday June 30, 2022.

During the stop, RCMP members observed an approximately one month old fawn deer in the back seat of the vehicle. 

The occupants of the vehicle were arrested for possession of live wildlife, with the subsequent investigation resulting in drugs being seized.

baby deer with its nose up to a police officer's cheek

View larger photo - fawn

The fawn enjoyed some time with RCMP members before being handed over to Conservation. The deer will be headed for the Rimrock Wildlife Rehab to be reintegrated to the wild once able to do so.

fawn deer resting, waiting to go to Conservation

View larger photo - fawn

The investigation is ongoing, both for the drugs seized and a separate investigation by the BC Conservation Office.

The Fort St John RCMP ask that anyone with additional information about this incident to please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.

Released by

Cst. Chad Neustaeter

Media Relations Officer
Fort St John RCMP
10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC, V1J 3Z6
Office: 250-787-8100
Fax: 250-787-8133

Email: chad.neustaeter@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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