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.