Heffley Creek traffic stop results in cash, gun seizure

By James Peters
December 6, 2017 - 3:25pm

KAMLOOPS — A member of the RCMP E-Division Roving Traffic Unit got more than he bargained for in a traffic stop near Heffley Creek Sunday.

The Mountie was patrolling on Highway 5 when he came across an Alberta-licensed vehicle being operated erratically.

Cst. Mike Halskov says suspecting impairment, the officer pulled the vehicle over.

"The vehicle was occupied by two individuals, both of whom were well-known to the police, and neither of whom were from the Heffley Creek area," said Halskov. "Both individuals were arrested and the vehicle was subsequently searched, at which time a significant amount of cash, several firearms and a small amount of narcotics were found."

Halskov says he can't speculate as to whether the seizure was related to the interprovincial drug trade.

A list of charges is being recommended against the two occupants of the vehicle.

"This is an excellent example of how the keen observations of the Roving Traffic Unit member resulted in a significant seizure of cash and weapons and removed two individuals from the road in the ongoing effort to keep our communities safe," said Halskov.

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