FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP completed a proactive traffic stop and have seized cash, drugs, and weapons.

According to RCMP, during the late evening Saturday, November 28th, members of the Fort St. John Drug Unit conducted a proactive traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of 100th Avenue and the Northern Lights Drive in Fort St. John.

The driver was alone in the vehicle and was arrested for weapons offenses and resisting arrest.

An investigation led to the seizure of approximately 2.3 kilograms of illegally packaged cannabis and cannabis by-products, valued at $30,000, which are not permitted for private sale or consumption by Canadian law.

Along with the drug seizure, $13,000 in Canadian currency, weapons, and contraband cigarettes were also seized.

The vehicle driver was released on Undertaking and will appear in court on February 8, 2021.

The RCMP would like to remind residents that the consumption of recreational cannabis is allowed under the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Control and Licensing Act. However, the possession of illicit cannabis and the possession of cannabis over the limit defined in the Cannabis Act is still illegal.