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Suspect flees from officers following traffic stop…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The investigation continues following the arrest of a Kelowna man found in possession of cash, drugs and a handgun this past weekend.

On Saturday June 27th, 2020, at approximately 5:00 PM, frontline officers with the Prince George RCMP executed a traffic stop on Dawson Road in Prince George as a result of a Motor Vehicle Act infraction.

When officers approached the vehicle, they entered into a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation and subsequently arrested the female driver and male passenger.  Before handcuffs could be placed on the male, he fled on foot, initiating a foot chase. 

The male was caught a short time later and was found to be in possession of a prohibited hand gun with a loaded prohibited magazine and one bullet in the chamber.  An additional three loaded magazines were found on the suspect, giving him access to approximately 60 rounds of ammunition at the time officers stopped the vehicle.  The male was also found to be wearing soft body armour and in possession of a substantial amount of cash, methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl.

The search of the vehicle found drug trafficking paraphernalia, which was seized along with the vehicle itself.

Anthony James Graham, a 34 year old male who recently moved to Prince George from the Kelowna area, has been charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon under the Criminal Code of Canada.  He has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to virtually appear in court on Thursday July 2nd, 2020.  Further charges are expected to be approved at a later date.

The 31 year old female driver from Prince George was released without charge at this time.  Drug related charges may be approved at a later date.

“This is great work by our officers, seizing a substantial amount of cash and drugs, and removing a prohibited firearm from the street” says S/Sgt. Darin Rappel, acting Operations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.  “Who knows what kind of harm we were able to prevent as a result of this traffic stop.”

Written and released by Prince George RCMP.

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