Vehicle search prompted by open liquor yields 221 grams of cocaine

An RCMP officer spotting an open bottle of liquor while conducting a traffic stop in Easterville led to cocaine being seized and charges laid.

Chemawawin RCMP officers pulled over a vehicle with two occupants just before 1 a.m. April 20 and one of them saw an open container of liquor in the passenger side while talking to the driver.

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A search of the vehicle turned up several opened and unopened bottles of liquor, about 221 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

The 42-year-old male driver and the 19-year-old female passenger, both from Easterville, were arrested for possessing a controlled substance and Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act offences and taken to the detachment, where they were held overnight. They were released to appear in court at a later date where they will face charges of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.


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