Jimmy is part of the ‘E’ Division Roving Traffic Police Dog Services Unit. (Submitted photo)

Canine crimefighter leads to West Trail drug bust

Trail RCMP; Car search yields fentanyl and drug trafficking paraphernalia

Jimmy, the scent-sniffing sleuth, is helping to make Silver City streets safer, one search at a time.

Guided by his RCMP handler, the German Shepherd, a three-year old police service dog, carried out a roadside investigation in West Trail last week.

His nose led to a stash of fentanyl and drug trafficking paraphernalia, resulting in pending charges for the woman driver.

Read more about Jimmy: Trail RCMP’s newest member has a nose for crime

The case began the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 16, in the neighbourhood of Topping Street and Portland Avenue.

“The ‘E’ Division Roving Traffic Police Dog Services Unit conducted a traffic stop and investigation into a 58-year-old-female who was driving in a green Volkswagen Beetle with a burnt out headlight,” Sgt. Mike Wicentowich reported in a Sept. 23 news brief.

“‘Jimmy’ and his handler conducted a search which led to the detection and seizure of three grams of fentanyl. Drug trafficking paraphernalia was also seized,” he said.

“The investigation is ongoing and charges will be forwarded to Crown counsel.”

The ‘E’ Division Roving Traffic Police Dog Services Unit conducts routine patrols in the Trail and Greater Area in an effort to reduce the influence of illicit drugs and drug trafficking in the community.



newsroom@trailtimes.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘I knew what he wanted’: Man recalls black bear chasing him up tree in Slocan Valley

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

RDKB launches survey to address housing needs in the district

Communities in the district include Trail, Grand Forks, Rossland and Fruitvale

Trail chamber sources PPE for local businesses

Trail businesses can purchase PPE through their local chamber of commerce

Morning Start: 180 different bird species exist in Kootenay National Park

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Friday, May 29

No passenger flights at West Kootenay Regional Airport until at least September

This is the third time Air Canada has announced changes to flight operations out of the airport

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder

Arrest comes after three days of protests, which escalated in violence as demonstrators torched a police precinct

Police watchdog recommends charges against five Mounties in Prince George man’s death

Police used pepper spray on the man, who then had trouble breathing before dying at the scene

B.C. tourism seeks relief as businesses wait for COVID-19 restrictions to ease

Mid-June earliest for more in-province travel to be authorized

Most Read