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RCMP recover baby deer during drug seizure

Fawn recovered during traffic stop, along with drugs, say Fort St. John RCMP.

Mounties in Fort St. John seized a deer and stash of drugs during a traffic stop last month.

According to a release, RCMP said officers conducting the early morning stop on June 30 found a one-month-old fawn in the back seat of the vehicle. 

“The occupants of the vehicle were arrested for possession of live wildlife, with the subsequent investigation resulting in drugs being seized,” RCMP said.

“The fawn enjoyed some time with RCMP members before being handed over to Conservation. The deer will be headed for the Rimrock Wildlife Rehab to be reintegrated to the wild once able to do so.”

Police say the investigation continues, “both for the drugs seized and a separate investigation by the BC Conservation Office.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call RCMP at 250-787-8100.

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