Cranbrook RCMP seized a large quantity of suspected drugs in separate incidents at the end of September.
On September 29th around 3:30 am, an officer spotted a vehicle driven by somebody known to be unlicensed.
Police stopped the vehicle and searched it, finding a number of packages believed to be containing cocaine, along with cash, a pellet gun and other devices.
Two Cranbrook men aged 26 and 21 are being recommended for charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
The next day just after 1 pm in the afternoon, officers conducted an investigation which led to a traffic stop.
Sergeant Hector Lee says the traffic stop led to an arrest.
“One thing led to another and we were able to take a good quantity of crystal meth off the street or what we believe to be crystal methamphetamine, and a good chunk of cash as well,” Lee says. “These were conducted by our general duty officers that people see day in and day out on patrol on the road.”
Lee says the suspect resisted but was eventually apprehended and no officers were harmed.
“Officers actually showed a very high level of straight, more than I think maybe others may not have,” Lee says. “It just speaks to the caliber of the officers we have here.”
A vehicle search yielded 100 grams believed to be crystal meth and more than $3,000 in cash.
A 30-year-old Cranbrook man is being recommended for list of charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking, resisting arrest and assaulting a peace officer.
– Sergeant Hector Lee, Cranbrook RCMP