Drugs found in car in Maple Ridge

Cop pulls driver over and finds heroin, cocaine after a search

  • Jan. 26, 2012 11:00 a.m.
Drugs found in car in Maple Ridge

Police discovered an assortment of illegal drugs inside a car after a traffic stop in Maple Ridge on Tuesday.

A general duty officer with Ridge Meadows RCMP stopped the 1994 Nissan Altima in the 22700 block of 129 Avenue in Maple Ridge just before 8 p.m.

Police allege the 21-year-old old man who was driving the car gave the officer a false name.

“He was quickly found to be lying.  Turns out he did not possess a valid driver’s licence, as his driving privileges were prohibited,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.

The police officer arrested the man on a charge of obstructing a peace officer.

A subsequent search of the man and the car resulted in the seizure of nine grams of crack cocaine, a gram of heroin, six ounces of marijuana and 30 tablets of ecstasy and oxycotin, along with other items associated to the drug trade.

The man was released on a promise to appear in court.


Speeders nabbed

Two drivers has their vehicles impounded early Thursday after they were caught speeding excessively in Pitt Meadows.

A 32-year-old man from Surrey was stopped on Golden Ears Way near the 113B Avenue ramp after an officer clocked him driving at 140 km/h in a 70 km/h zone. He was issued a $400 fine and had his car impounded for a week.

A 53-year-old man from Mission was nabbed on Lougheed Highway near Allen Way going 59 km/h over the posted speed limit of 80 km/h. He was fined $368 and also had his car impounded for one week.

Both men will also have to pay impound and towing fees.