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RCMP road stop yields marijuana haul

A road stop by the RCMP yielded a large marijuana haul last Wednesday.

The discovery happened when officers with the Integrated Road Safety Unit and Trans Canada East Traffic Services stopped a Chevrolet Cruze heading eastbound on the Trans-Canada Highway near Greely Road, about 10 kilometres east of Revelstoke on May 28.

Police detected a strong odour of marijuana coming from the vehicle and began a search. They found about 20 kilograms of marijuana packed in large bags in the trunk of the car.

The man produced a licence to possess medical marijuana, but he was found to have 25 times the licensed amount allowed by Health Canada.

The 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. He is scheduled to appear in Revelstoke court in September.

 

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