A routine traffic stop in Fort St. John turned up marijuana, cocaine, cash and weapons.
On Jan. 25 at 9:50 p.m. a police officer with Peace Region Traffic Services pulled a vehicle over for speeding within the municipality.
Upon approaching the car, the police officer detected an odour of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The female driver and her two passengers were subsequently arrested.
A search of the vehicle lead to the seizure of 705 grams of marijuana, 170 grams of cocaine, more than $13,000 in cash, a knife, a crowbar and a can of bear spray.
"This was a significant drug seizure," said Cpl. Jodie Shelkie of the Fort St. John RCMP detachment. "The street values of the marijuana seized is over $7,000 and six ounces of cocaine has an approximate street value of $17,000.
RCMP are recommending charges of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking against a 17-year-old male and female and an 18-year-old female, all from the Fort St. John area.