Driver busted with gun

A sharp-eyed traffic cop made a significant bust in the Lower Mainland.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said on Jan. 23 at 7:45 p.m., a member of Surrey RCMP’s Traffic Enforcement Services spotted a suspected stolen car.

The officer pulled the car over and took the alleged driver, believed to be intoxicated, into custody. As a result of the arrest a loaded semi-automatic pistol, suspected illicit drugs and a large sum of cash were seized,” said Schumann.

John Schoch, 31, of Surrey is facing charges of Possession of a Loaded Firearm Without Registration or License; Possession of a Firearm Without Registration or License; Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited; Possession of Stolen Property and Impaired Operation of a Vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible against Schoch who remains in custody.

“Thanks to a sharp eye and quick thinking by this traffic officer, another gun is off the streets,” said Schumann. “In police work, a seemingly routine event can quickly evolve into a significant investigation.

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