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Police in Alberta seize drugs, cash and counterfeit currency after vehicle stop

May 6, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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One person faces charges under the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, including possession of illicit cannabis and possession of more than 30 grams in public.

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Two Albertans have been charged following a vehicle stop by the Lethbridge Police Service.

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The second person faces charges under Alberta’s Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, including possession of illicit cannabis and possession of more than 30 grams in public.

They are both due in court over the next two months.

In March, an Alberta man who was initially stopped for speeding was also charged with distributing budding or flowering plants after police seized 440 plants from the vehicle. Police estimated that haul to be worth $440,000.

It’s not the first time traffic violations have led to drug charges.

In January, an Alberta RCMP officer stopped a vehicle after the driver was observed not wearing a seat belt and speaking on a cellphone.

But things went from bad to worse for the driver after the officer seized 52 Ziplock bags with 1,453 individually prepackaged bags of cannabis products.

Among the products seized were 28 one-gram packages of cannabis shatter, 15 bags containing 28 vials of cannabis wax, and one bag containing 25 vials of cannabis wax. None of the products reportedly were marked for sale in Canada or Alberta.

The rules for driving with cannabis are similar to the laws around alcohol. Mainly, that the cannabis is not in an open container or accessible.

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