Traffic stop leads to seizure of loaded handguns and drugs

Trail and Greater District, Nelson, BC Highway Patrol

2023-02-20 10:00 PST

File # BCHP Nelson 2023-600

On the evening of February 9, 2023, an officer from BC Highway Patrol Nelson Police Dog Services was on routine patrol on Highway 3b in Trail, BC. Checks on a vehicle by the Officer revealed that it was uninsured, at which point it was stopped for investigation with the assistance of Trail RCMP. Both occupants exhibited suspicious behaviour, after which point officers located a loaded handgun with a high-capacity magazine on the waist of the passenger. The man, who already had a warrant for driving while prohibited, was arrested. A further search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of an additional loaded handgun along with a small quantity of drugs in powdered form.

Picture of gun, magazines, holster, knives, and drugs

Due to the diligence of our BCHP Nelson Officer working in partnership with Trail RCMP, police managed to pro-actively dismantle a situation that posed a real danger to both the public and law enforcement states Cst. Mike Moore, Media Relations Officer with BC Highway Patrol. Weapons such as these must be possessed legally, and always transported in a safe and secure manner.

The passenger now faces multiple weapons charges and was later released pending Court on a future date.

Released by

Cst. Mike Moore
Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-5761
Fax: 778-290-6071

Email: E_BCHP_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/highway-patrol

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