- Our Town
Trans-Canada car stops lead to two big marijuana seizures
The Revelstoke RCMP seized 120 marijuana plants and 130 pounds of marijuana in two separate highway stops last week, said Cpl. Mike Wasylenski in a news release.
The first seizure occurred on Friday, Nov. 22, at around 11 a.m., when an officer from Trans Canada East Traffic Services stopped a vehicle east of Revelstoke carrying the 120 marijuana plants.
A 39-year-old Calgary resident was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
The second stop was on Sunday, Nov. 24, at around 8:30 a.m., when a vehicle stop on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke led to the seizure of 130 pounds of marijuana and $4,000 in cash.
A 21-year-old female and 46-year-old male, both from Saskatoon, were arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of a crime.
There was no immediate word from the RCMP if there was a connection between the two incidents.