Sobriety check of slow poke driver leads to drug bust in Princeton

A sobriety check on a driver by an RCMP Traffic Services patrol unit in Princeton, uncovered a driver with an outstanding warrant

A police dog search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a small amount of marijuana along with 95 separate packs of crack cocaine and quantity of pills believed to be oxycondone

A police dog search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a small amount of marijuana along with 95 separate packs of crack cocaine and quantity of pills believed to be oxycondone

A sobriety check on a driver by an RCMP Traffic Services patrol unit in Princeton, uncovered a driver with an outstanding warrant for her arrest along with the discovery of a quantity of crack cocaine, marijuana and oxycodone. The driver and another adult woman were taken into custody after a search of the vehicle by a police service dog uncovered the hidden drugs.

On Friday Jan. 25, 2013 at around 8:35 p.m., an RCMP Traffic Services patrol team stopped a brown 2005 Pontiac Sunfire along Hwy 3 in Princeton, after the vehicle was observed travelling at a speed notably below the posted speed limit.  On detaining the 23 year old female driver and her female passenger also 23 years old, it was discovered that the driver had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for trafficking. The pair was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance due to the officer’s observations.

A police dog search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a small amount of marijuana found in the passenger compartment along with 95 separate packs of crack cocaine and quantity of pills believed to be oxycondone, found hidden in the trunk compartment.

Both women were from Vernon BC, and were taken into custody on cocaine trafficking and marihuana possession charges.

B.C. Southeast District, Princeton, Traffic Services