Bonnyville RCMP have seized weapons and drugs following a traffic stop.
On Wednesday, March 9th, around 4:30 p.m. a member of the RCMP conducting patrols in Bonnyville saw a truck with an expired license plate and proceeded to pull the vehicle over.
The driver, a 36-year-old male resident of Ardmore was informed of the expiration of the plates and asked for identification but did not produce ID. He was then asked to exit the vehicle and was searched, revealing to the officer a small bag from the man’s pocket believed to be methamphetamine.
The male suspect was arrested for the possession of a controlled substance at that point.
A more extensive search of the vehicle revealed several packages of what is believed to methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia as well as weapons and ammunition. All items were seized, including the meth, which has a street value of approximately $800.
Further checks on the arrested individual showed that he had a Firearms Prohibition, which included ammunition and was under specific conditions not to possess weapons due to a pending charge of Assault with a Weapon.
The man remains in custody at the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment, pending bail for charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Possession of Ammunition when Prohibited from doing so, 3 counts of Failing to Comply with Conditions, and Operation of an Unregistered Vehicle under the Traffic Safety Act.