Drugs and weapons found in car, 3 people arrested: Nanaimo RCMP

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
August 8, 2018 - 3:39pm Updated: August 8, 2018 - 4:20pm

Nanaimo Mounties pulled over this car early Wednesday morning on Bing Kee St. Police say drug possession charges are pending against three people "well known" to them.Ken Sampson/Facebook

NANAIMO — Three people "well known" to Nanaimo Mounties face charges after allegedly being found in a car with drugs and weapons inside.

RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien told NanaimoNewsNOW a neighbour's tip prompted police to pull over a Chevrolet Malibu on Bing Kee St. near Bayview Elementary School just before 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Charges of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking are pending against a 32-year-old man, as well as two women, ages 35 and 38, O'Brien said.

He said a small amount of drugs, an imitation assault rifle, knife, and baton were found in the car.

He said the 38-year-old woman had an outstanding warrant and was held in custody.

O'Brien said police are investigating to see if anything else found in the vehicle was stolen. A picture on social media appeared to show several bike tires and frames laid out on the street as RCMP searched the car.

 

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