Gander RCMP Traffic Stop Leads to Drugs, Cash & Prohibited Weapon
On May 13, Gander RCMP conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of a 25-year-old Gander man and the seizure of a number of drugs, cash and a prohibited weapon. At approximately 8:00 p.m., police received a report of a vehicle that was taken from a residence in Gander without consent.
The driver was immediately recognized by the police as being a suspended driver. As the man exited the vehicle, police saw what looked like a knife clipped onto the inside of the man’s front pants pocket. Upon a safety search, officers removed the knife from his pocket and found that is was a prohibited weapon. A baggie of suspected cocaine came out of the man’s pocket during the removal of the knife.
Police arrested the man for possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of cocaine. A further search was completed and officers located more than $2000.00 in cash, approximately 22 grams of cocaine and other items consistent with drug trafficking.
The driver was ticketed for driving while suspended and the vehicle was released to the owner.
The man now faces a number of criminal charges, including possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession of proceeds obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon and taking a motor vehicle without consent. He was released from custody on a number of conditions and is scheduled to attend court on September 1, 2020.