Traffic stop nabs drug dealer

Drawing attention to himself by speeding down the highway at 130 km/h wasn’t the brightest thing for a drug dealer to do. Majed Ali Sultan, 36, of Calgary pleaded guilty in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Tuesday to two drug-related offences.

Drawing attention to himself by speeding down the highway at 130 km/h wasn’t the brightest thing for a drug dealer to do.

Majed Ali Sultan, 36, of Calgary pleaded guilty in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Tuesday to two drug-related offences.

Sultan pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.

He would have remained below police radar on April 22, 2009, but he was spotted speeding by an RCMP officer on Hwy 2.

The officer followed the vehicle for about five km while checking the licence plate number with telecommunications.

Sultan had several Canada-wide warrants out for his arrest.

Federal Crown prosecutor Dave Inglis told Justice Doreen Sulyma of Edmonton that when Sultan was pulled over by the Mountie about 7:35 p.m. he was first checked for possible weapons.

The officer found none but did find a digital scale in Sultan’s pocket with a white powder on it.

Suspecting there may be drugs in the vehicle, the officer called for a drug sniffing dog team, which discovered about 290 grams of crack cocaine and more than $45,000 in cash in the trunk.

If sold in gram lots, the crack cocaine would be worth between $24,000 to $29,000.

Three cell phones were also found, including one that kept receiving text messages and calls from people wanting drugs while the vehicle was searched.

He will be sentenced on Dec. 9, and remains free on bail while a pre-sentence report is prepared.

jwilson@bprda.wpengine.com

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