Brief: Revelstoke excessive speeding stop leads to weapons, cannabis seizure

Lead foot leads to cannabis, weapons seizure east of Revelstoke.

Revelstoke RCMP provided this image of seized items following the Aug. 22 traffic stop east of Revelstoke. Photo: RCMP handout

A 45-year-old Abbotsford man is facing criminal charges after an excessive speeding stop near Revelstoke led to the seizure of about 10 pounds of cannabis, restricted weapons and a replica handgun.

In a statement, Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Thomas Blakney said the stop happened 10 kilometres east of Revelstoke at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Police stopped the vehicle for speeding. After stopping the vehicle, police say they found the cannabis, nightsticks, a knife, a fake handgun and contraband cigarettes.

The driver was charged with excessive speeding, leading to a seven-day impoundment of his vehicle.

RCMP are recommending charges for possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking and for possession of prohibited weapons.

The Abbotsford man is due in court in Revelstoke on Dec. 5. to face the charges.