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$10K in cash, drugs seized during traffic stop: RCMP

Items seized by Thompson RCMP during traffic stop pictured on May 23, 2024 (Thompson RCMP) Items seized by Thompson RCMP during traffic stop pictured on May 23, 2024 (Thompson RCMP)
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A traffic stop in Thompson has resulted in a large cash and drug seizure.

On May 17, around 3:00 p.m., Thompson RCMP searched a vehicle on Thompson Drive South and the two occupants in it.

Police said it discovered a loaded handgun with an extended magazine in the passenger’s waistband.

Officers also discovered 113 grams of cocaine and $10,000 in cash, and drug paraphernalia.

The 69 year-old male driver from Thompson is now facing a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

He has been released from custody and has an upcoming court date.

The passenger, a 27-year-old from Windsor, Ontario, has been charged with more than 10 drug and firearm offences, including possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a weapon obtained by crime.

He remains in custody.

The charges have not been proven in court.

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