It was a gift package that never arrived for its intended recipient.
On June 16, a member of the Kelowna RCMP’s Central Okanagan Traffic Services pulled over a white Chev pickup truck that was clocked speeding on Highway 97 near Lodge Road.
While dealing with the 31-year-old male driver, a Vernon resident, the officer detected the unmistakable odour of vegetative marijuana coming from within the vehicle.
The officer placed the driver under arrest for possession of a controlled substance.
The driver then retrieved a shoe box-sized package that had been gift wrapped with “baby gift” wrapping on it.
The wrapping featured soothers and yellow rubber duckies.
The driver handed the “gift” to the officer indicating it as the source of the odour.
Inside the “gift” was a pound of processed, dried marijuana.
The driver was released on a promise to appear in court, in September, on a recommended charge of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.