Drugs, guns and impaired driver discovered by Fort St. John RCMP

By Shaun Penner
March 19, 2019 - 12:35pm

A Taylor B.C. man has been charged with firearms and drug offences, as well as impaired driving, following an RCMP search of a vehicle in Fort St. John.

Just before 7 a.m. Monday, police received a report of a man who appeared to be passed out in a running, white Dodge Ram pickup truck in a parking lot near the intersection of 93rd St. and 93rd Ave.

As the suspect was being woken up by officers, he attempted to put the truck in drive and get away. However, he was assisted out of the vehicle and arrested at the scene. He was also known by RCMP, as he is the registered owner of vehicles that have fled from police in recent weeks.

A search of the vehicle uncovered the following:

  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl
  • Cannabis
  • Mushrooms
  • Cash
  • A handgun
  • A rifle
  • A knitted mask
  • Multiple collapsible batons
  • Several Knives

"A file like this highlights the importance of the relationship between the public and the police," said Constable Chad Neustaeter, in a release. "Reporting something that appeared out of the ordinary assisted the police in removing dangerous drugs and weapons off the streets, making both Fort St John and Taylor safer for us all to live."

The vehicle has been impounded, and the man has since been released on conditions and a date to appear in court.

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