Two Arrested After Traffic Stop Nets Drugs
Friday, August 21, 2015 @ 9:44 AM
Fort St. James – Two fort St James residents have been arrested and face a string of charges after a vehicle was stopped by Ft. St. James RCMP and drugs and prohibited weapons discovered.
On Wednesday August 19, Fort St. James RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 27 by Lower Road. The vehicle was not insured and the 26 year old female driver, was a prohibited driver and subsequently arrested.
Several offences were noted under the Motor Vehicle Act, the Liquor Control and Licensing Act, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Criminal Code and subsequently, the male passenger, age 33 of Fort St James was also arrested.
A search of the vehicle revealed drugs believed to be heroin, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, methamphetamine, pills and marihuana and some of it in individual packets.
Also in the vehicle were weapons such as bear spray, collapsable batons, knives, “brass knuckles” and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Both the driver and the passenger were taken to the Fort St. James RCMP Detachment and multiple charges were recommended including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and weapons related offences.
The female was released and is scheduled to make her first appearance in Fort St. James Provincial Court in early October, while the male has been held in custody until his first court appearance in Vanderhoof Provincial Court next week.