Police found excessive amounts of “magic” mushrooms when they pulled over a speeding driver in Surrey.
On October 25, the Surrey RCMP found a vehicle going nearly double the speed limit near 96 Avenue and 166 Street — they were driving at 108 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.
The driver was also arrested for the alleged possession of illicit drugs.
Police say they found “a number of items consistent with drug trafficking,” including two small bags of suspected marijuana and approximately 451 grams of psilocybin, or “magic” mushrooms.
The driver had also failed to display their “N,” according to RCMP.
As a result, they received a driving prohibition and had their vehicle impounded for seven days. A written ticket from police included fines for excessive speeding, failing to provide a driver’s license, and failing to display their “N.”
An investigation is ongoing and charges have not been laid in relation to the drug possession.
Targeted speed enforcement has an immediate impact on road safety in our community by stopping dangerous drivers in their tracks, says Cpl Joanie Sidhu, Media Relations Officer for the Surrey RCMP, in a statement.
The true magic results when officers are also able to take illicit drugs off our streets.
According to ICBC, police can issue a fine ranging from $368 to $483 for excessive speeding. The infraction also carries three points towards a person’s Driver Risk Premium (DRP).