Salmon Arm RCMP seize $66,000 from speeding driver

A search of the vehicle located a grocery bag containing in excess of $66,000 in Canadian currency.

Money bag: Police found $66

Speeding tickets can be costly at the best of times, but for one Salmon Arm driver, the loss was heftier than most.

At approximately 3 a.m, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, a police officer from the local detachment conducted a traffic stop after spotting a speeding vehicle on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm.

Police report the driver has ties to Salmon Arm, however was operating with an Alberta drivers licence.

A subsequent search of the vehicle located a grocery bag containing in excess of $66,000 in Canadian currency.

“The driver provided an implausible explanation for carrying such a large sum of cash,” states Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane in a release.

“The search also produced a small quantity of marihuana.”

The currency was seized as part of the investigation.

The driver was issued a ticket for speeding.

The investigation will continue. No criminal charges have been laid against the driver.