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BC Highway Patrol seizes drugs, cash, and ammunition near Williams Lake

The BC BC Highway Patrol say an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on March 12, arresting a driver and passenger for drug trafficking, seizing over 600 grams of illicit substances, in addition to body armour and ammunition.

BC Highway Patrol say an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on March 12 around 7:12pm, arresting a driver and passenger for drug trafficking.

The vehicle was clocked going 110 km/hr in the 100 km/hr zone on Highway 97 in 141 Mile House, notes a media release. Conducting a search incidental to arrest led to the seizure of over 600 grams of illicit substances suspected to be fentanyl, cocaine, meth, and crack.

Body armour and ammunition from the vehicle were also seized by police. 

Since January, our northern BC Highway Patrol officers from Dawson Creek to Smithers to 141 Mile House, have been doing phenomenal work taking numerous firearms, as well as a large quantity of ammunition and drugs, off the streets because they are attentive during their traffic stops, said Corporal Melissa Jongema, BC Highway Patrol Media Relations Officer. Help us keep our towns safe by reporting suspicious vehicles and persons related to drug dealing to your local police.

Related to the vehicle stop, Williams Lake RCMP obtained a search warrant for a residence and seized $3,000 cash and further ammunition.

"The driver and passenger were released without charges while the police continue the investigation," adds the release. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact BC Highway Patrol in Williams Lake at 250-392-6211 and refer to file 2024-1740.