Vehicle stop results in impaired driving arrest, drugs and cash seizure

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**** RCMP Media Release

Millbrook RCMP have arrested an impaired driver and seized a large quantity of drugs and cash after the driver sped past a police vehicle.

On February 25 at approximately 10:40 p.m., A member of the Millbrook RCMP Detachment was conducting traffic enforcement on Hwy. 102 North of Millbrook. The member noticed a vehicle speeding as it passed him. The member pulled behind the suspect vehicle, activated his emergency equipment and initiated a traffic stop.

After pulling the suspect vehicle over, the officer began talking to the driver and noticed signs of drug impairment. The officer demanded an oral fluid sample on an Approved Drug Screening Equipment (ADSE) and the test was positive for cannabis.

During a search of the vehicle, RCMP members seized methamphetamine, a large quantity of cannabis and a significant amount of cash.

The driver, a 43-year-old man from Moncton, and the passenger, a 28-year-old man from Moncton, are both facing charges Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Distribution. The driver is also facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Both have been released from custody and will appear in Truro Provincial Court on April 21 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

Road safety is a shared responsibility. Please call 911 if you believe someone is driving impaired or is otherwise an immediate threat to public safety. Include as many details as possible, such as the location, direction of travel, vehicle description and licence plate number.


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