Routine traffic stop west of Salmo nets weed and cash
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.