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A 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck bearing Alberta license plates stopped for the check.
Upon approaching the truck and speaking with the driver, the investigating officer detected a strong odor of freshly burnt marijuana.
Police investigation led to a search of the vehicle and a large quantity of marihuana was seized.
As a result all three occupants, Robert DAVIS (51 years of age), Joseph DAVIS (18 years of age) and a 15 year old youth were arrested and charged.
All three are from Sexsmith, Alberta.
In total OPP seized over 70 pounds of Cannabis Marijuana for an estimated street value if $322,050.
Other items seized as a result of the search include Cannabis Resin, LSD Acid and undisclosed amount of Canadian currency.
All three accused were charged with the following Controlled Drug and Substances Act Offences;
1. Possession of Schedule II Cannabis Resin – over 1 gram
2. Possession of Schedule III
3. Possession for the Purpose Schedule II over 3 kg
4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
5. Trafficking Schedule II – Cannabis Marihuana over 3 kgs.
The accused were held in custody pending a Bail Hearing in Sault Ste. Marie.