MORE than 1,000 doses of illicit drugs and cash have been seized by the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit (CRU) following a vehicle stop in Newton.
On October 14, shortly before 10 p.m., Surrey RCMP CRU officers stopped a suspicious vehicle near 74th Avenue and 128th Street. While engaged in the traffic stop, officers made observations consistent with drug possession. The driver and passenger were subsequently arrested.
During further investigation of the vehicle, officers located and seized a significant amount of suspected illicit drugs including the equivilant of 56 doses of crystal methamphetamine, 300 doses of heroin, and 1,120 doses of fentanyl, as well as approximately $2,000 in cash.
The driver and passenger were released pending further investigation. No charges have been laid at this time.
“This seizure is another great example of proactive policing by our officers,” said Sgt. Roger Green of the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit. “They saw something that looked out of place, they took the time to find out what was going on, and ended up making a significant seizure of illicit drugs and cash from a single vehicle stop.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or CrimeStoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.