A truck stolen in Surrey made its way to the BC Interior, where it was found to be carrying illegal drugs.
On Nov. 28 Sicamous RCMP became suspicious of a Ford F-350 parked on the shoulder of Highway 97A along Mara Lake. The responding officers located a man nearby who claimed to have bought the truck recently.
Officers inspected the truck and found that its ignition was broken and the licence plates on it were registered to a different vehicle from the Lower Mainland. The man was arrested and the vehicle proved to have been stolen from Surrey on Nov. 20. Police say a search of the truck turned up a small quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine.
The man, a 34-year-old Scotch Creek resident, was transported to RCMP cells before being released for a court appearance in Salmon Arm in January.