RCMP seize trafficking quantities of illicit drugs during auto theft investigation

Trail and Greater District, B.C. Southeast District

2020-07-29 10:17 PDT

File # 2020-3750

Front line RCMP officers seized large quantities of suspected illicit drugs, during the recovery of a motor vehicle taken without the owner’s consent Tuesday morning in Trail.

On July 28, 2020 at 10:49 a.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report that a Ford F-350 pickup truck had been taken without the owner’s consent. The registered owner had reportedly entered into a local business, leaving their vehicle with a passenger inside. When the owner returned the passenger and the vehicle were gone.

Trail and Greater District RCMP located the suspect and the vehicle on Esplanade Street in downtown Trail. He was taken into police custody and later released pending further investigation. The vehicle was returned to its owner.

Following the man’s arrest police seized:

Photograph of the items seized by police, including suspected illicit drugs, cash and paraphernalia;

View larger image: Photograph of the items seized by police, including suspected illicit drugs, cash and paraphernalia;

The 36-year-old Trail man now faces a number of potential auto theft and drug related charges. Once the police investigation is complete, which will include a proper analysis of the substances seized, Trail RCMP will provide all details of its investigation to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for charge assessment.

Released by:
Sgt. Mike Wicentowich
NCO/ic Trail Detachment
 

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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