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CROWSNEST PASS:    The group of communities that make up the Crowsnest Pass may be considered 'sleepy' by some but, their RCMP detachment officers are never asleep at the wheel. As noted in a significant drug bust this week.

About 300 pounds of marijuana, five pounds of hash, approximately $15,000 in Canadian currency and a semi-truck were seized in two separate traffic stops in a 24 hour period early this week.


On Monday, October 21st, an RCMP officer stopped 27-yer old Jordan Tracey, of Fernie, BC, for a traffic safety infraction while he was travelling on Highway 3. Further investigation, turned up about $15,000 in Canadian currency, three grams of marijuana, and two grams of MDMA. Tracey was charged with two counts Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession of Proceeds of Crime. He is scheduled to appear in Pincher Creek Provincial Court on December 17th.


The following day, on October 22nd, an RCMP officer stopped an eastbound semi-truck on Highway 3. During further investigation, police service dog Hogan sniffed out something else. A search of the vehicle located 300 pounds of raw cannabis marijuana, approximately five pounds of hash and 14 pounds of an unknown cannabis-related substance.


The driver, 56-year old Wendy Baldwin, and co-driver, 55-year old Michael Robilland, both of Ontario, were charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. Their semi was also seized. Baldwin and Robilland will appear in the Pincher Creek Provincial Court on November 12th.


In a news release,  Superintendent Howard Eaton, Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Services, noted, "This is not a small amount of drugs intended for personal use. says .  It's major amounts of drugs destined for the streets of Canada, and it's indicative of organized crime activity".


Police indicate over 450,000 marijuana cigarettes can be made with 300 pounds of marijuana.


Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 4/19/2014 8:44:23 AM
Source: Dori Modney (On Twitter - Dori_Modney) -- Country 95 News / Photo of seized drugs released by Crowsnest Pass RCMP
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