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Traffic stop nets RCMP one kilogram of meth

By Contributor
May 2nd, 2013

A traffic stop on Highway 5 netted Kamloops RCMP a handsome reward.

Around 5 p.m. on (Tuesday) April 30, police seized approximately one kilogram of methamphetamine and $5000 cash as a result of a traffic stop approximately 50 kilometers west of Kamloops.

The lone male occupant of the vehicle was arrested at the scene.

Subsequent to the vehicle stop, a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant was executed at a residence belonging to the same male, on Young Avenue in Kamloops.

As a result of the warrant, police have seized several kilograms of substances believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and cannabis marihuana with an estimated street value in excess of $300, 000.00

The RCMP also seized numerous firearms and a quantity of cash that exceeds $45 000.00. As a result of the investigation, police will be recommending charges against the 63 year old Kamloops resident for multiple counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and extensive weapons related offences.

This investigation by the Kamloops RCMP Drugs and Property Crime Units has been underway for approximately two months, targeting this individual as a major supplier of illicit substances to Kamloops.

A second male, a 27 year old Kamloops resident, was arrested last week in relation to this investigation.

Police will be recommending similar drug offence charges against him. He was released and will be appearing in court at a later date. The two males are known to each other.

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