Pair Of Vehicle Checks Results In Over $24,000 Seized, Charges Recommended

Over the Rememberance Day long weekend, Saanich Police had two vehicle checks that resulted in a total of $24,000 seized.

The first incident occurred in the 300 block of the Trans Canada Highway.  At around noon on Saturday, November 9, 2013,  police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle that had parked at a service station. 

Police located a 25 year old Esquimalt woman behind the wheel of a vehicle as the only occupant. The female was slumped over at an odd angle and determined to be unresponsive. The Provincial Ambulance Service provided emergency care to the female and later transported her to hospital for further treatment. A small quantity of a powdery substance, believed to be a drug, was located inside the vehicle, as well as over $14,000 cash.

Charges of Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired are being recommended to Crown.

A second incident occurred during a traffic stop that occurred in the 3400 block of Linwood Avenue on Sunday afternoon, November 10, 2013, just before 2 p.m..

The officer that stopped the vehicle observed that the driver of the vehicle, who was not the registered owner, appeared nervous. A Saanich Police K9 team, trained in the detection of narcotics, attended the scene and conducted an examination of the exterior of the vehicle, which resulted in approximately 21 grams of suspected cocaine being located. Along with the suspected drugs, police also recovered over $10,000 in cash.

The 23 year old driver, a Saanich resident, was arrested at the scene and later released. Charges of Possession for Purpose of Trafficking are being recommended. The vehicle and the money from this incident, are being considered for a Civil Forfeiture application.

File 2013-22893 / 2013-22955

Sgt. Steve Eassie #158

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