Large quantity of marijuana discovered after fatal Trans-Canada collision

160 pounds of marijuana discovered in semi involved in fatal collision on Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke Tuesday.

Revelstoke RCMP seized 160 pounds of marijuana from a tractor-trailer following a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway.

160 pounds of marijuana were discovered in a semi involved in a fatal collision on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke Tuesday morning.

According to the RCMP, two tractor-trailers collided head-on about 32 kilometres east of Revelstoke on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at around 6 a.m.

One man died as a result of the crash, while two others were taken to hospital.

During the course of the investigation, RCMP found 160 pounds of marijuana in the eastbound semi. The drugs have been seized and the matter is under investigation.

The Trans-Canada Highway remains closed as a result of the crash. DriveBC expects it to re-open eastbound from Revelstoke at around 4:30 p.m., and westbound from Golden at around 5:30 p.m.

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