Traffic enforcement personnel with the Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Unit from the Quesnel RCMP Detachment netted a little more than they expected during a routine traffic stop north of Quesnel on February 10, 2013.
At approximately 1:00pm, an officer stopped a motor vehicle for exceeding the posted speed limit. On approach to the vehicle, it was apparent to the enforcement officer that the driver had more to be concerned about than an impending speeding violation. The officer detected a strong odour of marijuana coming from in the vehicle. The driver and passenger were arrested for controlled drugs and substance offences and a search of the vehicle netted 26 pounds (12 Kilograms) of marijuana in sealed packages.
The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is $125,000.00.The driver of the vehicle, a 37 year old Burnaby resident and the passenger, a 41 old Vancouver resident, are presently in custody at Quesnel RCMP detachment facing charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance. An amount of bail has been set for their release by the courts. The next court appearance is scheduled for March 12, 2013 in Quesnel.
"The Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Unit is on the road in the Quesnel area on a daily basis, enforcing the Motor Vehicle Act, Criminal Code and the Federal Statutes as they relate to drivers," advised Corporal Murray, Quesnel RCMP Media Relations Officer, in a media release. "This seizure removes a significant amount of marijuana off the streets of British Columbia. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are committed to Safe Homes and Safe Communities and seizures of this quantity of illicit drugs show the commitment of the Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Unit to participate in this worthy undertaking."
The investigation is continuing into this incident.
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