Driver of stolen vehicle filled with drugs asks police for gas

January 12, 2019 3:40 pm

A woman and two men are in custody after they approached police in a stolen vehicle filled with drugs, asking for help because they had run out of gas in Leduc, Alberta

The trio were arrested after a traffic stop Friday afternoon as they headed northbound on Highway 2 near Glen Park Road in Leduc — but they weren’t the ones pulled over.

According to an RCMP media release, the vehicle pulled over in front of the police, and a woman exited the vehicle wanting help because she had run out of gas.

As officers chatted with her and provided her with assistance, they discovered she was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Then police found two men in the vehicle trying to hide, who were also wanted on outstanding warrants.

One of the men was in medical distress and was transported to hospital by ambulance.

Officers searched the vehicle and found almost a kilogram of what is believed to be methamphetamine, and 85 grams of what is believed to be cocaine. The vehicle was also stolen.

The woman and two men are currently in custody facing a multitude of charges and awaiting a Judicial Release Hearing.