Conservation officers provide backup at RCMP traffic stop

Conservation officers gave RCMP a hand at a recent traffic stop that turned into a drug bust.

Blackfalds RCMP said on July 18, they pulled over a vehicle for speeding on Highway 11 near Nordegg at about 6 p.m.

“During the vehicle stop, it was determined that the licence plate on the unregistered and uninsured truck was stolen from the Edmonton area, and that the driver had an outstanding warrant for driving while disqualified,” said RCMP.

The driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A search of the vehicle turned up what is suspected to be methamphetamine.

“The roadside interaction drew the attention of Alberta conservation officers, who stopped to provide support.”

The driver, a 41-year-old Sherwood Park man, has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of drugs, driving while disqualified, misuse of a licence plate, speeding, and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

“The RCMP wish to acknowledge the partnership of the two Alberta conservation officers patrolling near the incident who pulled over to provide backup to the RCMP officer,” said police.

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