Oct 23, 2012 / 2:48 pm
For three days the Valemount RCMP conducted a traffic safety campaign on Highway 5 and Highway 16.
The goal of the Safety Campaign was to heighten public awareness, identify and detect impaired drivers, increase seat belt compliance and ensure all vehicles traveling on the Highway were safe and road worthy. What they found was surprising.
During the Safety Initiative, RCMP located 25 lbs of marijuana being transported in a large hockey bag. The driver of the vehicle was prohibited from operating a Motor Vehicle and was also in breach of a number of conditions. The 27-year-old Alberta male was arrested and held in custody then later released by a Justice of the Peace.
A 46-year-old male from McLeese Lake is facing drug trafficking charges after RCMP located marijuana, some hash and approximately $13,000 in cash inside his vehicle.
Police also located 11 lbs of marijuana concealed in the pontoons of an inflatable fishing boat. A 32 year old male from Williams Lake is facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. He was released on a Promise to Appear in court.
The driver of a Commercial Transport Truck was issued a 24 hour Driving suspension due to drug impairment. The driver admitted to smoking marijuana as well as taking the pain killer drug, Percocet. RCMP seized marijuana and three bottles of Percocet pills that were not prescribed to the driver. He is now facing drug related charges in relation to the incident.
Hockey bag of dope
Pontoons full of marijuana
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