THOMPSON – What was a routine traffic stop for speeding turned into a drug bust for RCMP.
On Monday afternoon, officers stopped a vehicle on Highway 6 near Mystery Lake for going 96 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
That’s just northwest of Thompson.
Officers noticed the smell of pot in the car, so they searched it and found marijuana, crystal meth and cash. The drugs were packaged for sale.
42-year-old Stacey Ford of Winnipeg and 29-year-old Christopher Pirart of Beausejour have been arrested for drug trafficking.
They will appear in Thompson court in the coming weeks.