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Routine traffic stop west of Salmo nets weed and cash

Nelson RCMP turned a routine traffic stop into a significant bust earlier this week. - file photo
Nelson RCMP turned a routine traffic stop into a significant bust earlier this week.
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Here’s a hint for bad guys with a trunk full of cash and marijuana: keep it in play on the highway.

Just after 7 p.m. on Monday, an RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services officer observed a vehicle that was driving erratically just west of Salmo. With the assistance of Salmo RCMP, the officer stopped the vehicle.

Upon further questioning of the driver, a search was conducted of the vehicle. Officers came upon $59,000 in suspicious Canadian currency and approximately 1.5 pounds of marijuana.

The 32-year-old Alberta resident is due to appear in Nelson court on April 9 to face charges of possession of proceeds of crime and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

 

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