Officers conducted a vehicle stop at Columbia Street and 6 Avenue to check a driver’s sobriety and licence on Monday, Sept. 19, around 8 a.m.
During the stop, police found the drugs, $5,000 in cash, as well as five cellphones and other “paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking,” police said.
“When we consider the potential lethality of fentanyl and the other controlled substances seized during this traffic stop, investigations such as these play an important role in keeping toxic drugs off the street and preventing overdoses, allowing users more time to seek help with their addictions,” said Cpl. Crystal Evelyn, a Kamloops RCMP officer.
Three men, who were inside the vehicle at the time of the search, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, according to Kamloops RCMP.
“Those arrested were released on scene as part of the ongoing investigation and subsequent charge recommendation process,” said Evelyn.
Two of the men were from Kamloops and the third was from Celista.