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Trail traffic stop leads to seizure of cash, drugs, weapon, two facing charges

Two locals are facing criminal charges after a traffic stop netted drugs, cash and a weapon, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Nov. 18, at 8:53 p.m., a Trail and Greater District RCMP front line officer conducted a traffic stop with the driver of a red 1996 Mazda passenger car for allegedly driving without headlights on along Daniel Street in Trail," he said.

"The vehicle was found to be occupied by a 48-year-old male driver of Fruitvale and two passengers" a 26-year-old Beasley woman and a 31-year-old Trail man.

"During the course of the investigation, the RCMP officer allegedly spotted drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle which lead to the arrest of the vehicle occupants.

"A search of the vehicle allegedly located three kinds of suspected illicit drugs including 7.6 grams of fentanyl, 18.6 grams of methamphetamine and 2.9 grams of ketamine. $4,550 in cash and a prohibited taser device was also seized by police.

"The Trail RCMP will be forwarding its full investigative findings to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for consideration of drug and weapons related charges.

"The 48-year-old Fruitvale man and the 26-year-old Beasley woman each face potential charges. The 31-year-old Trail man was released unconditionally."