Highway check in Salmo leads to marijuana discovery

West Kootenay RCMP came across a hockey bag full of weed earlier this week. - file photo
West Kootenay RCMP came across a hockey bag full of weed earlier this week.
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RCMP arrested four adults for possession of marijuana after they pulled a car over during a road safety check on Sunday afternoon.

The RCMP’s West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit was conducting the highway stop in Salmo just before 2 p.m. when the vehicle was stopped. During the check, officers came across a locked hockey bag that was storing 8.6 pounds of pot.

Money, knives and the vehicle were seized as “offence related to the properties.” Police charged all four occupants with possession for the purpose of trafficking and released all of them with a promise to appear in court on May 7, 2013. One of the men was also charged with possession of property obtained by crime.

Estimated street value of the marijuana is more than $11,000.

The four occupants are from Surrey.


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