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OPP seize large quantity of marijuana in RIDE check

OPP NEWS RELEASE ************************* WHITE RIVER, ON - On July 1, 2013 at approximately 12:40 a.m. officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East White River Detachment were conducting R.I.D.E.
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WHITE RIVER, ON - On July 1, 2013 at approximately 12:40 a.m. officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East White River Detachment were conducting R.I.D.E. checks on Highway 17 in the Township of White River. 

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.

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