Man arrested in Maple Ridge with crack cocaine

  • May. 17, 2011 10:00 a.m.

A 45-year-old man from Surrey was arrested by police in downtown Maple Ridge Friday with a quantity of crack cocaine.

Ridge Meadows RCMP stopped the man on 224th Street near North Avenue around 1 p.m. after officers noticed what looked like a weapon in one of his pockets.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said several baggies of what police believe is crack cocaine were found during a subsequent search. Police are recommending the man be charged with drug trafficking.


Truck full of pot

Three men were arrested by police Thursday after they were caught in Maple Ridge transporting a truckload of marijuana.

A Mountie checked the U-Haul truck in the parking lot of the Maple Ridge Golf Course just before 10:30 p.m. and noticed a strong smell of pot. Officers found 181 marijuana plants in the truck during a subsequent search.

The trio was released from custody, but are scheduled to appear in court on drug trafficking charges in July.

Risky drivers

Police stopped 148 motorists for high risk driving offences during a day-long enforcement blitz in Maple Ridge on Friday.

Ridge Meadows RCMP traffic section, which included officers dressed in civilian clothes, targeted drivers on Lougheed Highway between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Of the 148 cars which were stopped, 55 drivers were caught using electronic devices and 50 were not wearing a seat belt – offences which each carry a fine of $167.

Police also ticketed seven drivers for speeding and one driver was charged for excessive speeding, which results in a minimum $368 fine and his car being impounded for a week.


Stolen car

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for a white 2006 Infiniti G35 that was stolen over the weekend in Maple Ridge.

The car was taken from a property on Jackson Road sometime between midnight and 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

The car had British Columbia licence plates 246 HVM on it at the time of the theft.


Truck towed

A woman from Grand Forks faces more than $700 in fines after police caught her driving with the wrong license plates and no insurance.

The 57-year-old was stopped on Mayo Place in Maple Ridge around 6 p.m. Friday. The police officer learned the blue 1991 Chevrolet Blazer SUV was not insured and that the licence plates that were on it were actually registered to a different car.

The SUV was towed and police seized the license plates.


Wire theft

Thieves stole 75 metres of telephone cable during a theft last week in Maple Ridge.

The cable was taken from a work site near the intersection of 272nd Street and 96th Avenue overnight Wednesday or early Thursday. It will cost Telus an estimated $6,000 to replace the cable.