by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Feb 20 2023
BC Highway Patrol said in a media release that a routine patrol stop near Trail saw the seizure of weapons and drugs from an uninsured vehicle.
BC Highway Patrol said on the evening of Thursday, February 9, 2023, an officer from BC Highway Patrol Nelson Police Dog Services was on routine patrol on Highway 3B in Trail.
Checks on a vehicle by the officer revealed that it was uninsured, at which point it was stopped for investigation with the assistance of Trail RCMP.
BC Highway Patrol said both occupants exhibited suspicious behaviour, after which point officers located a loaded handgun with a high-capacity magazine on the waist of the passenger.
BC Highway Patrol said the man, who already had a warrant for driving while prohibited, was arrested. A further search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of an additional loaded handgun along with a small quantity of drugs in powdered form.
“Due to the diligence of our BCHP Nelson Officer working in partnership with Trail RCMP, police managed to pro-actively dismantle a situation that posed a real danger to both the public and law enforcement," said Cst. Mike Moore, Media Relations Officer with BC Highway Patrol.
Weapons such as these must be possessed legally, and always transported in a safe and secure manner.
The passenger now faces multiple weapons charges and was later released pending Court on a future date.