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RCMP seize cache of marijuana from speeding driver
RCMP in Canmore have arrested a B.C. man who was caught speeding and had 4 pounds of marijuana hidden inside his car.
Published Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:29AM MST
RCMP in Canmore has arrested a B.C. man after they found nearly $18,000 worth of marijuana inside his vehicle when it was stopped for speeding.
On January 26 at about 9:50 p.m., RCMP pulled over a van that was clocked at 62 km/h above the posted speed limit near the gates to Banff National Park.
The officer who pulled the driver over spoke with him for a short while and detected an odour of marijuana.
The driver turned over a small quantity of drugs to the officer, who then arrested him and proceeded to search the vehicle.
The investigation found an additional 4 pounds of marijuana, possessing a street value of about $18,000.
James Drennan, 29, of Kelowna, has been charged with possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and speeding under the Traffic Safety Act.
Drennan will appear in Canmore Provincial Court in February.