A traffic complaint on Highway 31A just east of New Denver leads to an arrest for drugs by Slocan Lake RCMP on Wednesday.
Police located the suspect vehicle parked at a pull out on Sandon Road. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer observed a lone male in the driver’s seat and drug paraphernalia on the passenger seat. He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and searched.
The man was found to be in possession of approximately 26 grams of crystal meth, over $3,000 in cash, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.
The 40-year-old man who lives in Kaslo and Nakusp was held in custody and appeared in Nakusp Provincial Court on Thursday.
He will remain in custody until his next appearance at the Nelson Provincial Courthouse on Tuesday. Police are recommending charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Slocan Lake and Nakusp RCMP are requesting that anyone with information on the distribution of drugs in the area to report it to the local RCMP or to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.