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Cash and weapons seized after Sicamous RCMP investigate parked vehicles

$6,100 returned after man verified origin, weapons destroyed
Sicamous RCMP seized weapons in one recent traffic stop and cash in another. (Black Press file photo)

Recent traffic stops resulted in Sicamous RCMP seizing a quantity of cash and weapons in two different incidents.

On May 3, officers noticed a vehicle parked on the side of the highway, and found the driver to be in breach of his probation order requiring he abide by a curfew and in possession of cash totalling $6,100.

“The man was arrested for the breach of his conditions and the cash was seized under a proceeds of crime investigation,” Sgt. Murray McNeil said in a May 14 media release.

The man was later released from custody after he was able to “verify the origin of the seized cash which was returned to him.”

The second traffic stop occurred on May 13 at 7:30 p.m. when RCMP noticed a vehicle parked with the front turned toward a ditch on Monashee Frontage Road in Malakwa.

“When the officer approached to investigate, he noted a man in the driver’s seat which was fully reclined,” McNeil said. “The officer observed a can of bear spray near the man and he was arrested for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.”

A search of the vehicle also revealed a 9mm “starter blank” gun typically used in track and field events. The starter pistol was seized as it strongly resembled a real hand gun.

The vehicle was found to have inactive licence plates so the officer called a tow truck to remove the car.

“The weapons were seized for destruction and the driver was released without charges,” McNeil added.

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