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Passenger tries to throw drugs out the window in St. John's traffic stop

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

A passenger's attempt to throw drugs out a window of a car stopped by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary didn't work and three more vehicles were seized in metro overnight in unrelated traffic stops.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, police say they conducted a routine traffic safety stop on the main road in the Goulds section of St. John's when the 25-year-old male passenger tossed a package out of the vehicle.

The package was recovered and the passenger was charged with two breaches of court order and possession of a controlled drug or substance. He was held at the lockup to appear in court this morning (Thursday).

As well, the 25-year-old male driver was charged with driving with a suspended driver's licence. He was released with a court date in the near future.

Wednesday morning shortly after 10:30 a.m., patrol officers stopped a vehicle in the C.B.S. area when they recognized the driver. The 27-year-old man was ticketed for driving while suspended.

An hour later in the town, officers stopped a vehicle after noticing it had an expired registration sticker.

A 29-year-old man was ticketed for operating without insurance, operating an unregistered vehicle and operating without a valid driver’s licence.

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