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RCMP make sizeable methamphetamine seizure after stopping impaired driver

A BC Interior man now faces multiple charges after being pulled over on Jan. 5.

According to Castlegar RCMP, the man's pickup truck was observed driving erratically in a downtown area of the town.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, where the driver displayed symptoms of being impaired by a drug while behind the wheel.

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"A search following the man’s arrest resulted in the seizure of over 50 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine," stated Sgt. Monty Taylor, Detachment Commander of the Castlegar RCMP.

"A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) was called upon to conduct a drug influence evaluation on the man."

The 34-year-old Castlegar man now faces potential drug trafficking and impaired driving related charges.

He has been released from police custody on bail conditions to appear in Castlegar Courts on March 10, 2021.



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