Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bad tires lead to 6.8 kilo coke bust

Two drug dealers discovered the peril of not having snow tires: they were arrested for possession of 6.8 kilograms of cocaine after their car slid off a Nova Scotia road. RCMP say they spotted the car off a rural road in Kemptown at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

"They noticed a vehicle in the ditch so they stopped to help," Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said Monday. "It all started with just stopping to provide assistance."
Despite the slippery conditions, the pair weren't driving on snow tires, an omission that likely led to their predicament. But officers soon discovered both people in the car had outstanding warrants. A 34-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman from Moncton, N.B., are facing charges of cocaine possession.

It's the second major drug bust stemming from a routine traffic stop in Nova Scotia this month.