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Traffic stop nabs prolific offender

A routine traffic stop turned into an arrest of a known offender.

Shortly after 11 a.m. July 10, a frontline member of the Prince George RCMP was on patrol near 17 Avenue and Victoria Street when he noticed a vehicle with no insurance. The police officer conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. This investigation led the member to arrest the male driver for possession of a controlled substance. A search after the arrest located a replica handgun behind the driver’s seat and ammunition in the vehicle.

“Police discovered that the male driver, 42-year-old Chilliwack resident Leo Jospeh George, was in breach of his court ordered conditions not to be driving a vehicle and not to possess any firearms or ammunition,” said Cst. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP.

Investigators transported George to the Prince George RCMP detachment to attend a bail hearing. The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges against George:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Order
  • Fail to Comply with Probation

George is back in the community on a release order until his next court appearance.

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