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Sobriety check uncovers stash of drugs

RCMP uncovered 95 separate packs of crack cocaine, pills and a quantity of marijuana when they pulled over a vehicle in Princeton on Friday. - Courtesy of RCMP
RCMP uncovered 95 separate packs of crack cocaine, pills and a quantity of marijuana when they pulled over a vehicle in Princeton on Friday.
— image credit: Courtesy of RCMP

Pulling over a slow poke driver resulted in RCMP uncovering a stash of drugs.

RCMP Traffic Services stopped a brown 2005 Pontiac Sunfire travelling on Highway 3 in Princeton on Friday, Jan. 25 around 8:35 p.m. after the vehicle was observed to moving at a speed notably below the limit.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said a sobriety check on the 23-year-old female driver from Vernon brought up an outstanding warrant for her arrest for drug trafficking. A search of the vehicle by a police service dog uncovered a quantity of marijuana found in the passenger compartment along with 95 separate packs of crack cocaine and pills believed to be oxycodone hidden in the trunk compartment.

The driver and the 23-year-old female passenger, also from Vernon, were taken into custody on cocaine trafficking and marijuana possession charges.

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