West Shore RCMP seize licence, drugs and weapons after traffic stop

West Shore RCMP seize licence, drugs and weapons after traffic stop
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West Shore RCMP say a person who was pulled over was found to have a large amount of drugs and weapons in his backpack.

A traffic stop in View Royal led to a surprise seizure of several drugs and weapons.

On June 20, West Shore RCMP’s Drugs and Organized Crime Unit officers were around Adams Place in View Royal and spotted a Chevrolet truck that was connected to a wanted driver.

Upon pulling over the vehicle and asking the driver to show his driver’s licence, the driver unintentionally revealed a large amount of drugs that were in his backpack.

The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, with a search of his backpack producing evidence of drug trafficking.

Ten ounces of suspected cocaine was found in addition to approximately five ounces of suspected methamphetamine, numerous pills suspected to be fentanyl and over $2,000 cash.

In addition to the drugs, West Shore RCMP say that they also found bear mace, brass knuckles, a collapsible baton and several knives from inside the truck.

The driver, a 39-year-old male, was not who the police were originally looking for because he did not have outstanding warrants. It is expected that the driver will be facing drug trafficking charges.

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