Routine traffic stop turns into drug bust

A routine traffic stop turned into a significant drug seizure for West Shore RCMP on Tuesday night.

An officer on patrol on Arncote Avenue in Langford noticed that the licence plate on a Ford Taurus was registered to a different vehicle. The officer pulled the car over. When he was speaking with the two men inside, he saw illicit drugs and suspected that the car was being used for drug trafficking.

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Staff Sgt. Raj Sandhu said police seized nearly 10 ounces of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl, hundreds of dollars in cash and drug packaging paraphernalia.

“The vehicle was found to be uninsured, the driver ticketed and the vehicle towed,” Sandhu said. “This drug bust is a prime example of the proactive work our front-line officers are doing to keep our community safe.”

The two men are facing drug-trafficking charges.

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