Surrey RCMP pulled over distracted driver, found drugs and cash

Traffic stop leads to drugs

What started out as a simple distracted driving stop ended with the seizure of drugs, counterfeit cash and the arrest of two individuals.  

On Feb. 27 at 3 p.m., officers from the Surrey RCMP Traffic Enforcement Team were conducting distracted driving enforcement at 152 Street and Fraser Highway.

“The driver of a Nissan Sentra was pulled over for allegedly using a cell phone while driving. When officers approached the vehicle, they observed a passenger attempting to conceal items while another passenger ran away,” said Const. Richard Wright.

A subsequent search of the vehicle located numerous items consistent with drug trafficking, including suspected methamphetamines packaged for street resale, suspected Codeine tablets, drug paraphernalia, and a small amount of counterfeit Canadian currency.

The vehicle was seized as offence-related property. The driver and one passenger were arrested, and the search for the third occupant of the vehicle is still ongoing. The investigation continues and charges have not yet been laid.

“When our officers conduct traffic enforcement, they are not only looking for Motor Vehicle Act violations like distracted driving or speeding,” said Sergeant Ian MacLellan, Surrey RCMP. “Traffic enforcement plays a key role in identifying and disrupting those involved in criminal activity and drug trafficking.”

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