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Traffic stop in Kamloops reveals drugs, cash

Three men were arrested on Sept. 19
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Seven stacks of Canadian currency, prepackaged suspected drugs, five cellphones, a notebook and a scale were seized from a vehicle during a traffic stop in downtown Kamloops on Sept. 19, 2022.

A traffic stop in downtown Kamloops led to Mounties arresting three men and seizing drugs and cash.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said an officer stopped a vehicle at Columbia Street and Sixth Avenue at about 8 a.m. on Monday (Sept. 19) to check the driver’s sobriety and licence status.

The stop led to three men inside the vehicle — two from Kamloops and one from Celista — were arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Evelyn said more than $5,000 in cash and 50 grams each of suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine were seized, along with five cellphones and other drug trafficking-related items.

“When we consider the potential lethality of fentanyl and the other controlled substances seized during this traffic stop, investigations such as these play an important role in keeping toxic drugs off the street and preventing overdoses, allowing users more time to seek help with their addictions,” Evelyn said in a release. 

The men arrested were released at the scene as part of the ongoing investigation.