Chilliwack: An alleged driver on the ‘nod’ led to arrests and the seizure of drugs by the RCMP.
In the early afternoon of April 17, 2019 a patrolling general duty officer noted the alleged driver of an automobile had ‘nodded off’ while stopped in the 45000-block of Hocking Avenue. The 29-year-old man from Vancouver behind the wheel and two passengers were quickly taken into custody by the officer.
Drugs believed to be heroin and paraphernalia associated to drug trafficking were seized by police during the arrest.
The three individuals were later released from custody by police.
“An alert officer was responsible for the removal of drugs and potentially an impaired driver from the street,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. “Police will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of Control Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) charges against the alleged driver.”
RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).