Illicit drugs seized after truck fails to slow to 60 km/hr while passing emergency vehicle

A truck failing to slow down for an emergency vehicle led to two males being charged with various drug-related charges.

On January 24 at 1:20 a.m., officers from Saskatchewan RCMP’s Yorkton Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan observed a truck fail to slow to 60 km/hr when passing an emergency vehicle on Highway #16, west of Yorkton.

Officers pulled the truck over and observed drug paraphernalia in plain view.

After a search of the vehicle, officers seized the following:

  • Approximately 181 grams of suspected methamphetamine;
  • A few hundred pills, some believed to be morphine;
  • 18 grams of psilocybin;
  • 28 grams of unstamped cannabis;
  • 26 grams of loose cannabis;
  • One carton of unstamped cigarettes;
  • An open bottle of vodka; and
  • A bat and a baton.

The two men in the vehicle, 32-year-old Dany Caron from Grand-Remous, Quebec and 49-year-old Jason Palmer from Edmonton, were arrested and charged with the following:

  • One count, possession for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine),
  • Two counts, possession,
  • One count, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and
  • One count, possession of unstamped tobacco that is not blackstock

The occupants were also ticketed for provincial offences, including failing to slow to 60 km/hr while passing an emergency vehicle and having open liquor and cannabis in a vehicle.

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