Traffic stops leads to marijuana seizure

What started as an attempt to pull over a driver for running a red light, ended in the arrest of a woman carrying a briefcase filled with cash and drugs, police say.

Around midnight Tuesday, Victoria police spotted the offending vehicle on Garbally Road.

Instead of stopping, however, the driver pulled into the Victoria Car Wash and fled.

A 19-year-old male passenger stayed in the car.

With the help of a police dog, VicPD officers tracked the suspect to City Metro Suites where they arrested a 26-year-old woman.

She was carrying $2,500 worth of marijuana and $3,400 in cash.

A breath sample revealed a blood alcohol content above 0.05, resulting in a three-day roadside prohibition.

Police have recommendied a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking against the man and woman, both Victoria residents. They were released on a promise to appear for June 29.

rholmen@vicnews.com