POLICE: Grand Forks RCMP seize 8.4 kilograms of marijuana from Nakusp resident

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
December 3rd, 2012

A 60 year-old woman from Nakusp faces charges of possession of an illegal substance for the purpose of trafficking after Grand Forks RCMP seized 8.4 kilograms of marijuana from her vehicle, Wednesday, Nov. 28.

A Grand Forks RCMP police officer’s attention was peaked when he saw a vehicle driving slowly down Highway 3 by Nursery Road in Grand Forks at 12:05 a.m. The vehicle then pulled up along the shoulder.

When the police officer approached the sole women driver, she admitted to having some marijuana in her possession, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison. She was then arrested, which gave the officer the right to search her vehicle, where he found 8.4 kilograms (18.5 pounds) of marijuana, said Harrison.

“It was nice work by our police officer for seeing something wasn’t right,” said Harrison.

The woman, who has not yet been formally charged and therefore her name cannot be released, is no longer in custody. She was released with a promise to appear.

Cyclist hits SUV

In a bizarre reversal of roles, a cyclist riding down the sidewalk on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2:53 p.m. hit a vehicle, causing only minor injuries to both parties.

The cyclist had been riding down the sidewalk on 72 Street when they came to the intersection at 5 Street in Grand Forks and couldn’t stop causing them to run into the SUV, said Harrison.

The cyclist received minor injuries and the driver of the vehicle had a bruised forearm.

“The morale of the story is, don’t ride your bike down the sidewalk,” said Harrison. “A bicycle is considered a motor vehicle, even if it is not motorized, and must comply with traffic rules.”

It’s icy out there

When Grand Forks RCMP received a call about a single vehicle accident on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:21 p.m., they were a bit surprised to arrive on scene and find only a vehicle in the ditch.

That’s because a kind-hearted witness had driven the driver to the Boundary Hospital where the person was treated for minor injuries.

According to the witness, the driver had been driving west on Highway 3 by Wilgress Lake when they hit some ice, lost control and ended in the ditch. The person sustained only minor cuts and bruises, said Harrison. No charges were laid.

Stolen batteries and gas

Two Walmart brand vehicle batteries were stolen from a forklift that was parked at a 2 Street business in Grand Forks.

The theft happened sometime between Wednesday, Nov. 21 and when it was reported to police on Tuesday, Nov. 27, said Harrison.

Not only were the batteries taken, but the cables holding the batteries in place were cut, causing another $200 in damages.

On Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:18 p.m. police received a report of an unknown quantity of gas having been syphoned from a vehicle parked on 9 Street in Grand Forks.

“We’re not seeing huge numbers of (reports) on syphoned gas even with the price of gas – I thought we’d see more,” said Harrison.

Both incidents are still under investigation, but police will be rounding up the “usual suspects” for questioning.

If you have information to share with the police please call the Grand Forks RCMP detachment at 250-442-8288 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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