BRITISH COLUMBIA

Distracted driver doubles down on trouble during Vancouver traffic stop

02/21/2014 02:16 EST | Updated 04/23/2014 05:59 EDT
VANCOUVER - In a switch from the well-known dial-a-dope bust, Vancouver Police say they've busted a dope dialing — but the outcome was very similar.

Const. Brian Montague says a man was pulled over on the city's west side for using a cellphone while driving.

When he couldn't produce a valid licence, police searched the vehicle.

That's when several thousand dollars worth of cocaine, crack, heroin and methamphetamine were seized during a search of his car.

Drug-related charges are pending, but officers say the man can mull some more immediate bills.

He faces fines of just under $450 for the distracted driving and licence infractions.