RCMP files: Strange incident near Rosebery; man nabbed with meth sentenced

Strange incident near Rosebery; man nabbed with meth sentenced

Peculiar arrest near Rosebery

Officers got more than they bargained for when they pulled a slow-moving camper van over near Rosebery on March 8.

The vehicle was traveling at approximately 30 km/hr in the 80 km/hr zone and was driving on the shoulder of the road obstructing traffic around 10:20 p.m. on Hwy 6 near Hills, B.C.

The officer also observed that there was no licence plate attached to the vehicle and when the officer attempted a traffic stop, the driver continued on until Rosebery prior to pulling over.

Both the male driver, in his mid 30s and the woman in her early 20s refused to identify themselves to police, and both were arrested for obstructing a police officer.

Additional police officers came on scene, and had to forcibly remove both occupants from the vehicle. The man and woman were not know to local police and were determined to be  transient. There was a bit of a scuffle, and male suspect and one police officer sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident.

Once the identity of the pair was confirmed, both were released from custody with a requirement to attend the Nakusp Provincial Courthouse on April 25, 2013.

Police are recommending charges of obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest against the female passenger. The additional charge of assaulting a police officer as well as the above charges are being recommended against the male driver.  Both suspects have also been charged with a number of offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying motorists that may have witnesses this incident. Please contact the Slocan Lake RCMP at 250-358-2222 if you observed the police incident described above.

Man sentenced for meth

Maintenance workers traveling down Hwy 31A just east of New Denver called in a red Jeep Cherokee pulled over on the side of the road on February 27.

Police located the suspect vehicle parked at a pull out on Sandon Road, and when the officer came up to the vehicle, he observed a lone male in the driver’s seat and drug paraphernalia, including a digital scale, on the passenger seat.

The man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and searched incidental to arrest.He was found to be in possession of approximately 26 grams of crystal meth, over $3,000 in cash, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

On March 12, 2013 the suspect, Thomas Troy Dill, who has lived in Nakusp and was currently living in Kaslo, entered a guilty plea and was convicted on one count of possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Dill was sentenced to two years less a day in jail and a 10 year firearms prohibition.