Truck stolen from Surrey found with drugs inside near small Interior town

Truck stolen from Surrey found with drugs inside near small Interior town

Man arrested after he was found with stolen Ford F-350

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.

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