Princeton police dog sniffs out drugs in Vernon woman's car

A police service dog on-duty in Princeton sniffed out drugs hidden inside a Vernon women
A police service dog on-duty in Princeton sniffed out drugs hidden inside a Vernon women's car Jan. 25.
— image credit: RCMP photo

Two Vernon women are facing drug-related charges following an RCMP roadcheck in Princeton and the keen investigative powers of a police service dog.

Princeton RCMP stopped a brown 2005 Pontiac Sunfire along Highway 3 in Princeton Friday at around 8:35 p.m. after the vehicle was travelling at a speed notably below the posted limit.

“On detaining the 23-year-old female driver and her female passenger, also 23, it was discovered that the driver had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for trafficking,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. “The pair was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance due to the officer’s observations.”

A police dog search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a small amount of marijuana found in the passenger compartment, along with 95 separate packs of crack cocaine and quantity of pills believed to be oxycondone, found hidden in the trunk compartment.

The two Vernon women were taken into custody on cocaine trafficking and marijuana possession charges.


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