Routine traffic stop turns into drug bust near Trochu | DrumhellerMail
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Routine traffic stop turns into drug bust near Trochu

    At 7:10 p.m. on October 31, 2011, Three Hills RCMP members conducted a traffic stop 6.44 km east of Trochu on Highway 585. The vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation.
    Upon inspecting the vehicle, RCMP members realized that the equipment violation was merely the tip of the iceberg.
    The investigation led to the discovery of open liquor, 237 grams of marijuana, a small amount of cocaine, and assorted drug paraphernalia.
    A 25 year old male from Drumheller and a 16 year old male were arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The 25 year old male was also charged with possession of cocaine and driving a motor vehicle with no insurance.
    The vehicle was seized by RCMP and the two males were released later the same evening. Both are scheduled to appear in the Drumheller Provincial Court on January 4, 2012 to answer to the charges.


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