Capital West Officers seize in excess of 20 pounds of marijuana
EDMONTON – Crime News – Alberta RCMP might have thought they were in a remake of a Cheech and Chong movie. On 20th of January, 2014 a Capital West Integrated Traffic Unit officer stopped a motor vehicle travelling eastbound on Highway 16 near Stony Plain for traffic offence.
This check stop continued into an investigation where the two occupants of the vehicle were arrested for possession of marijuana. Not a couple of joints, but 21.5 pounds of marijuana.
The officers searched the vehicle which resulted in the seizure of that 21.5 pounds of raw marijuana, and as a result, the arrest of a forty-three-year-old male from Delta British Columbia, and a 19-year-old male from Surrey, British Columbia. The pair were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, under section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Both males were released to appear in Stony Plain Provincial Court on March 5, 2014.
In a media release, Alberta K-Division states, “Those that traffic in illicit drugs destroy lives, homes, and communities. The RCMP remains fully committed in building “safe communities” and enforcing laws to their fullest extent, in order to achieve this goal. The Integrated Traffic Units consist of RCMP Traffic Services members and Sheriff Highway Patrol officers working together in a collaborative effort to deliver effective and efficient traffic safety services to Albertans, with a focus on identified enforcement priorities”.