Terrace RCMP seize suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl following traffic stop

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An afternoon traffic stop on Keith Ave. in Terrace led to the seizure of substances which police suspect are methamphetamine and purple fentanyl, according to an RCMP media release.

On March 2, 2021, police received a report from a member of the public of a potentially impaired driver. RCMP located the vehicle on Keith Ave. and conducted a traffic stop. A roadside screening of the driver led police to believe the driver was impaired by drugs, and police observed the passenger trying to hide bags of a white substance between their legs.

RCMP arrested the passenger for possessing a controlled substance and failure to comply with an undertaking. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was given a driving prohibition and several violation tickets.

A search incidental to arrest turned up gloves, which contained suspected methamphetamine and purple fentanyl.

The matter has been forwarded to court.

Ben Bogstie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Interior News