Grand Forks, BC – A traffic stop carried out by a Grand Forks RCMP officer led to the seizure of drug trafficking quantities of suspected illicit drugs being hauled through the Boundary Region.
On October 8, 2020 shortly before 5:30 p.m., a front line Grand Forks RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop with a grey Ford Taurus seen being driven in an erratic manner along Highway 3 near Resevoir Road in Grand Forks. The police officer entered into an investigation roadside into suspected drug trafficking.
The police officer called for the support of Police Service Dog Jimmy (PSD Jimmy), who serves as a drug detection dog with the Police Dog Services Traffic Safety Unit with BC RCMP Highway Patrol. PSD Jimmy, who conducted a search of the passenger vehicle with his handler, indicated to presence of drugs inside the vehicle.
Over 1,000 doses of suspected heroin and over 130 grams of suspected cocaine were seized from the vehicle and the vehicle was seized in relation to proceeds of crime.
The driver, a 39-year-old Grand Forks man was later released from police custody on conditions. The investigation remains ongoing at this time, the full findings of which will be forwarded to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for charge assessment.
Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288.
Grand Forks RCMP
Southeast District RCMP
File # 2020-3403
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