Road block leads to arrest

A counterattack road block in Kamloops led to police arresting a man and seizing drugs, cash and a handgun from his vehicle.

The 32-year-old man went through the road block on Victoria Street West at about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday. 

He told police he didn't have a license, and a further check showed he was restricted from driving, according to Kamloops RCMP.

Upon arresting the male, an officer noticed a "small bag with a powder substance" in his car. Police then searched the vehicle and found drugs, cash and a nine-millimetre semi-automatic handgun, which had been reported as stolen.

Police said the male is not from Kamloops and that he is known to police and has a "very lengthy criminal record."

His vehicle was impounded for seven days as a result of the incident, and RCMP are recommending several charges against him.

Those include possession of loaded restricted firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition, and other drug charges.

Police said they continue to investigate.

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