Guns, cash and suspected narcotics seized

Seizure follows traffic stop on Oct. 14

A large sum of Canadian currency was seized by Houston RCMP following an Oct. 14 traffic stop. (Houston RCMP photo)

A large sum of Canadian currency was seized by Houston RCMP following an Oct. 14 traffic stop. (Houston RCMP photo)

Houston RCMP continue to make seizures of firearms, suspected narcotics and cash, this time from an Oct. 14 stop of a vehicle matching the description of one that had been stolen.

Officers stopped the vehicle without incident, spotting what appeared to be a gun case, in plain view, inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle, a police report stated.

“During the investigation police located several firearms, ammunition and an empty handgun magazine. Both the driver and passenger were arrested on scene,” the report continued.

Police also seized a large sum of cash in Canadian currency and what officers describe as “a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, ecstasy, adrenaline, morphine and ketamine.”

The driver, an adult man, and a passenger, an adult woman, were later released pending a future court date.

This is the second guns and drug seizure for Houston police in little over a month.

On Sept. 25 a semi-automatic shotgun with a loaded magazine, was seized by police. Police stopped a vehicle containing three individuals following a report that one man had appeared at a local residence looking for someone who did not live there. That man then left in a vehicle and using a description of the vehicle provided, officers then located and stopped the vehicle, leading to the seizures and arrests of three individuals inside. This was the second time someone had visited the same residence in the 3100 Block of Park Lane, that time leaving a note on a vehicle referencing a debt that was owed in connection with the drug trade, RCMP stated in a press release. “The owner of the vehicle, who had no idea who the letter was intended for, alerted police immediately,” the release indicated of this incident which took place Sept. 16. “Police have identified the person that the three suspects were looking for and it is believed they were attempting to collect a drug debt from him when they went to the wrong house,” the release continued.

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