Langley RCMP seize $20,000 and pot paraphernalia

Langley RCMP seize $20,000 and pot paraphernalia

Local teen faces trafficking charge after his pickup is pulled over

A 19-year-old Langley man has a court date and Langley RCMP have $20,000 in cash and a host of drug-related paraphernalia after a Langley RCMP traffic officer pulled over a car in Langley City last night (Wednesday).

Cpl. Holly Marks, who speaks for the detachment, said that the officer smelled marijuana as he drove in the downtown core a few minutes before 10 p.m.

In the 19800 block of Fraser Highway, the officer pulled over a white Ford pickup truck with two occupants. The smell of pot was “overwhelming” when the driver opened the window of the vehicle, Marks said.

Both the teen, who was driving, and his passenger were arrested. A search of their vehicle yielded a satchel containing more than $20,000 in cash, a weigh scale, a bag containing various pills, and substances that appear to be drugs, as well as several cell phones, marijuana grinders and rolling papers.

The items were seized, but the Lower Mainland Police Dog Services could find nothing more when a more thorough search was carried out.

The teen must appear in Surrey Provincial Court on May 8 to face a charge of possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.