RCMP seize $55,000 from vehicle stop on Hwy 5

RCMP report that just after midnight on January 14 a member of Southeast District Traffic Services seized an estimated $55,000 after a vehicle stop on Highway 5 near Barriere.

  • Jan. 24, 2011 5:00 a.m.

RCMP report that just after midnight on January 14 a member of Southeast District Traffic Services seized an estimated $55,000 after a vehicle stop on Highway 5 near Barriere.

The vehicle was being driven in a manner that the officer felt the driver could be impaired. During the interaction with the driver he noted a number of indicators that led him into an investigation under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.

A police service specialty narcotic dog was deployed on the vehicle and the dog provided a positive indication for drugs.

The subjects were arrested and the vehicle was searched incidental to arrest. Approximately $55,000 in Canadian currency was located.

The male provided a false name to police, and he faces charges of proceeds of crime, obstruction and impersonation. A 46-year old Saskatchewan male was to appear in court on Monday, and a 35-year old Saskatchewan female is being charged with proceeds of crime and obstruction, and was released on a $10,000 bail and conditions.