RCMP seize cocaine and crack cocaine in traffic stop

A routine traffic stop lead to the arrest of the 26-year old male who was in possession of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.

A routine traffic stop on Aug. 5 on 11th Avenue East in Prince Rupert lead to a significant seizure of cocaine

A routine traffic stop lead to the arrest of the 26-year old male who was in possession of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.

The Prince Rupert RCMP stated in the release that a vehicle was stopped on August 5, at approximately 11:00 p.m. on 11th Avenue East. Police arrested the driver, a Prince Rupert resident, for possession of a controlled substance.

Police seized 6.1 grams of powder cocaine, 10.9 grams of crack cocaine and 8 grams of marijuana during the arrest, the release stated.

Sgt. Dave Uppal said the RCMP are in the process of sending the seized drugs away for analysis to find out its make up.

“Any time drugs are seized on the street, especially lately, there have been concerns with fentanyl in those types of drugs so we just want to make sure. That’s why any type of seizure of drugs is significant for us when we can get drugs like that off the street,” Uppal said.

The male was released from custody and will appear in court at a later date. The RCMP stated they will recommend the following charges to the crown counsel: possession for the purpose of trafficking for cocaine and crack cocaine, possession of a controlled substance for marijuana and obstruction of a peace officer.

The RCMP want to remind the public that if anyone has any information to provide to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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