Mounties seize drugs and cash in traffic stop near Red Deer

By rdnewsNOW staff
December 11, 2017 - 10:04am

A routine traffic stop turned into a rather substantive drug bust for Blackfalds RCMP over the weekend.

Mounties conducted a traffic stop Friday on the QE II Highway near the 67 Street overpass.

The driver was arrested for possession of substances under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. A further search of the driver and vehicle yielded a large seizure of cocaine and methamphetamine as well as a firearm, cash and cell phones. The estimated total value of drugs and cash seized is in excess of $80,000.

Darryl Betts, 29, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, and unauthorized possession of a firearm

Betts was released on $10,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court in January.

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