Kamloops RCMP Seize Large Amount of Marijuana

By James Peters
September 30, 2015 - 11:55am Updated: October 1, 2015 - 4:47pm

A Kamloops RCMP officer got more than he bargained for when he pulled over a vehicle for speeding early this morning. The traffic stop happened on the Trans Canada Highway near the Peterson Creek bridge at about 3 am. Corporal Cheryl Bush says the officer smelled marijuana and a search found 75 pounds or 34 kilograms of pot inside. Bush adds that's well more than would be meant for personal use.

A 58-year-old man, not from Kamloops, was arrested and is facing a count of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Kamloops Ask Wellness street outreach worker Ken Salter says the drugs seized were likely worth up to $150,000. Salter says at the street rate, pot is selling for approximately $2,000 a pound. While he admits it is a significant bust, unfortunately it won't make an impact on the drug scene in Kamloops.

 

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