Traffic stop leads to drug seizure and arrest

Fort St John

2023-12-06 13:36 PST

File # 2023-12725

On Monday December 4, 2023 at 8:10 pm BC Highway Patrol was conducting traffic enforcement, targeting impaired drives on Highway 97 just north of Fort St. John.

A vehicle was stopped and the officer recognized the driver from an interaction with police a few days prior. The driver, a 19-year-old man displayed signs of impairment and, after an initial investigation, it was believed that the driver was impaired.

A search of the driver incidental to arrest yielded approximately 25 grams of suspected cocaine and a large sum of cash as well as property often found in drug trafficking.

Suspected cocaine 

The other passengers in the vehicle were identified and one man was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants. He was arrested and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Investigations such as this highlight the dynamic and dangerous work that members of the BC Highway Patrol undertake on a daily basis. Proactive traffic enforcement contributes to the broader efforts of the BC RCMP to combat ongoing criminal activities said Cpl Wyatt Wright, BCHP Fort St John.

Released by:

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521


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