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Police arrest leads to drug and weapon seizure, arrest of Castlegar woman in Rossland and Trail man

November 28th, 2023

On Nov. 11, 2023, at 6:33 a.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to a complaint about two people passed out inside a running vehicle in the 600 block of 10th Avenue in Warfield, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“The officer arrived and located a 29-year-old Castlegar woman and a 35-year-old Trail man inside a vehicle. Neither required medical assistance.” Wicentowich said. “The officer spoke to the woman, who was seated in the driver seat of the vehicle. The woman could not produce a valid driver’s licence, but provided a name of a person who was licenced. The officer remained skeptical; however, did not have a reason to detain her. The man and woman left the scene.”

Wicentowich said the officer continued her investigation into the identity of the woman. When the officer discovered the woman’s true identity, she learnt that the woman was prohibited from driving a motor vehicle and had a warrant for her arrest.

He said the officer tracked down and arrested the woman at a residence in the 500 block of Rossland Avenue, in Trail, BC. The officer lodged her into the cell block at the Trail Detachment. A search of the woman’s bag incident to her arrest located a substance believed to be Fentanyl, a replica handgun, and over $400 in cash.

The matter remains under investigation.

Categories: Crime

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