Three arrested, drugs and cash seized at downtown Kamloops traffic stop

Drugs seized at traffic stop

Kamloops police arrested three men, seizing drugs and over $5,000 in cash as the result of a traffic stop downtown.

In a news release, Kamloops RCMP Corp. Crystal Evelyn said a vehicle was stopped by police near Columbia Street and Sixth Avenue on Monday.

Police said the vehicle was pulled over to check the driver’s sobriety and license status, but after a short investigation, all three occupants of the car — two Kamloops residents and one man from Celista — were arrested for drug possession.

Evelyn said officers searched the vehicle and seized $5,000 in cash, 50 grams each of suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, five cell phones and other drug trafficking items.

“When we consider then potential lethality of fentanyl and the other controlled substances seized during this traffic stop, investigations such as these play an important role in keeping toxic drugs off the street and preventing overdoses, allowing users more time to seek help with their addictions,” Evelyn said.

Police said the three men who were arrested were released at the scene “as part of the ongoing investigation and subsequent charge recommendation process.”

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP.

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