Drugs, ammunition and bulletproof vests seized during traffic stop at mile marker 141 on Highway 97

The BC Highway Patrol made the initial seizure and arrest, while Williams Lake RCMP seized an additional $3,000 in cash.

Cariboo, B.C., Highway Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 97 at 141 Mile House and seized drugs, bulletproof vests and ammunition.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that on March 12, at 7:12 p.m., BC Highway Patrol officers stopped a vehicle going 110 km/h over the 100 km/h speed limit in an area south of Williams Lake, and subsequently arrested the driver and passenger on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Officers conducted a search following the arrest and seized over 600 grams of suspected illegal drugs including fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and crack. Police also seized bulletproof vests and ammunition from the vehicle.

In connection with the traffic stop, Williams Lake Federal Police obtained a search warrant for the residence and seized $3,000 in cash and additional ammunition. The driver and passenger were released without charge as police continue their investigation.

“Since January, from Dawson Creek to Smithers to 141 Mile House, officers from the Northern BC Highway Patrol have done an outstanding job removing numerous firearms, large amounts of ammunition and narcotics from the roads thanks to their vigilant actions during traffic enforcement operations,” said Corporal Melissa Jongema, Media Relations Officer with the BC Highway Patrol.

“Please help us keep our town safe by reporting any suspicious vehicles or people involved in drug trafficking to your local police.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the BC Highway Patrol in Williams Lake at (250) 392-6211 and reference file 2024-1740.

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