Small bag of B.C. bud turns into big bust

The smell of B.C. bud turned into trouble for a Port Alberni bud after a routine traffic stop.

  • Jan. 20, 2011 6:00 p.m.

The smell of B.C. bud turned into trouble for a Port Alberni bud after a routine traffic stop.

RCMP pulled over a Dodge Dakota pickup truck while conducting a road check on Highway 4 near Qualicum Beach last Saturday.

An officer detected the odour of marijuana in the truck, and after being questioned the 31-year-old driver from Port Alberni handed over a small bag of pot from inside his shaving kit. Police arrested the man and a subsequent search of the truck revealed three Kitchen Catcher sized bags of fresh B.C. bud weighing a total of 11 kilograms (25 pounds).

Police have recommended charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking against the man, who was released on a promise to appear.

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