Major RCMP seizure in valley

Valemount RCMP seized $50,000 in stacked bills, along with an array of narcotics. / SUPPLIED BY RCMP

by EVAN MATTHEWS

A man recently arrested by Valemount RCMP will likely give you 50,000 reasons as to why crime doesn’t pay.

On Saturday Jun. 10, a Valemount RCMP officer was patrolling Highway 5 near Jackman Flats. The officer saw a vehicle approaching, and the officer engaged their onboard radar unit, clocking the approaching vehicle at 192 KM/H in a 100 KM/H zone.

Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The officer arrested the male driver and female passenger on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Once a person is arrested, police search the vehicle incidental to the arrest.

During this search, Valemount RCMP found a relatively small amount of marijuana, roughly 30 grams of cocaine, roughly 100 Oxycodone, and over $50,000 in stacked bills.

RCMP subsequently towed the vehicle from the scene.

Later, RCMP released both of the vehicles occupants on promises to appear in court at a later date. RCMP are recommending the Crown prosecutors charge the accused with possession for the purpose of trafficking, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

The bag of oxycontin alongside a small brick of cocaine. / SUPPLIED BY RCMP

 

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