Vehicle, cash, drugs and cell phone seized
2021-02-16 10:15 PST
File # 2021-2470
Maple Ridge, B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP have arrested a woman for numerous drug related offences.
On February 5, 2021, while conducting proactive drug related investigations in the downtown Maple Ridge area, the Ridge Meadows RCMP’s Street Enforcement Unit (SEU) observed a woman driving a black car in the area of 22700 block of Lougheed Highway. The activity around this vehicle and the manner the driver was operating the vehicle was consistent with alleged street drug dealing activity. When safe to do so, the vehicle was stopped and the SEU investigated further.
A 45 year old woman, who is known to police, was arrested on scene. The vehicle was searched incidental to arrest and among the items seized from the vehicle was;
- 54 individual baggies of drugs packaged and ready for sale
- several hundred dollars in cash
- A cell phone
All items, including the vehicle, were seized by Police.
Police tactics range from overt high visibility public presence to covert operations as exemplified here, states Constable Julie Klaussner.
These covert operations, the ones the public will not always be aware of, are integral to the reduction of criminal activity and stopping the illegal drug trade throughout our communities. In line with our Crime Reduction and Community Safety pillar our police officers continue to covertly work the streets of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
The investigation is still ongoing and drug charges are expected to be forwarded to BC Prosecution Services for approval.
Constable Julie Klaussner
Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP
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