Police seize baby deer during traffic stop

Fort St John,
Demande d'Information

2022-07-07 07:48 HAP

Dossier nº 2022-5172

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

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.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Chad Neustaeter
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Fort St. John
10648, 100e Rue, Fort St. John (C.-B.) V1J 3Z6
Bureau : 250-787-8100
Télécopieur : 250-787-8133

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

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