Traffic stop leads to dial-a-dope arrest

Surrey: RCMP in Surrey arrested  two young adult males  during a traffic stop which led to the seizure of multiple controlled substances, prohibited weapons, and other evidence consistent with a dial-a-dope operation.

On November 8th, 2015 a Surrey RCMP General Duty officer was conducting pro-active patrols in the area of 134th Street and 92nd Avenue when they located a suspicious vehicle in the area. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer’s investigation resulted in the detention of the two occupants of the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed evidence consistent with drug trafficking including a small amount of crack cocaine and two prohibited weapons (sawed-off shotgun and bear spray). Upon arrival at the Surrey RCMP’s cellblock, a secondary search by officers revealed two separate packages of controlled substances, believed to be cocaine, concealed internally by the individuals.

The suspects, both 18 year old residents from Surrey, are facing a number of drug and weapons charges and have been released on a Recognizance of Bail hearing under strict conditions. Of note, both individuals have limited police contact and do NOT appear to have any direct links with those believed to be engaged in ongoing drug conflicts in the city.

“The arrest of these individuals demonstrates the pro-active efforts our officers are taking towards disrupting the sale of illegal drugs on our streets and the threat of violence that comes with it,” says Surrey RCMP Sergeant Paul Hayes. “Unfortunately it also highlights how young people continue to get caught up and preyed upon by those involved in the illegal drug trade and face serious risks to their health and safety as a result. The tactic of concealing controlled substances internally prior to arrest is extremely dangerous and can lead to severe medical issues and even possibly death. Further, police are trained to recognize these types of concealment.”

Anyone with further information about drug trafficking in your neighbourhood is asking to contact the Surrey RCMP’s non-emergency number at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPs or www.solvecrime.ca.