Traffic Enforcement personnel, with the Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Unit from Quesnel RCMP Detachment, netted a little more than they expected from a vehicle that was speeding, during Aggressive Driver enforcement check, North of Quesnel, British Columbia on February 10, 2013.
At approximately 1:00 p.m., the 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) One Hundred and twenty-five Thousand Dollars.
The driver of the vehicle, a (37) Thirty-seven year old Burnaby resident and the passenger, a (41) forty year old Vancouver Resident, are presently in custody at Quesnel Detachment facing charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 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, B.C.