Drug stash discovered

Police seized three pounds of marijuana and arrested a 19-year-old man, plus issued him a hefty speeding ticket on Sept. 21

  • Sep. 22, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Police seized three pounds of marijuana and arrested a 19-year-old man, plus issued him a hefty speeding ticket on Sept. 21.

At 11:47 p.m. Salmon Arm RCMP were patrolling on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Salmon Arm when they saw a speeding vehicle.

The driver appeared to be fleeing from one officer when a second officer intercepted the vehicle doing 150 km/h.

The vehicle eventually stopped. The driver was identified as an  Alberta resident, and the vehicle a rental pickup truck.

While officers were dealing with the driver, evidence was found indicating marijuana inside the vehicle.

The driver was arrested and officers searched the vehicle to find more than three pounds (1,360 grams) of marijuana.

The driver was later released with a court date. Police are recommending charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking. The driver was also given a ticket for excessive speeding and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.


A 40-year-old Salmon Arm man was flown by air ambulance to Kelowna hospital after his truck went off the road on 50th Avenue SW.

On Sept. 21 at 9 a.m., police responded to a single-vehicle accident where an F350 slid off the road, hitting a raised driveway. This caused it to flip and roll a couple of times through a fence. The man was ejected from the truck and suffered serious injuries. Police continue to investigate the incident.


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