Okanagan cops pull over carload of Mary Jane

Central Okanagan Traffic Services members conducting a sobriety road check last night found more than they bargained for.

Central Okanagan Traffic Services members conducting a sobriety road check last night found more than they bargained for when a vehicle they had stopped turned out to be full of marijuana plants.

Members of the Central Okanagan Traffic Services were conducting a road check on Highway 33 at the Hall Creek rest area, Sept. 23 at 9:15 p.m.

“After stopping a Ford Explorer to check the driver for sobriety, investigators noticed something unusual about the vehicle,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“The Explorer had a distinct odour coming from within and was found to contain over 300 marijuana plants in the early stages of development as well as a small amount of bud.”

The driver, a 24 year old Abbotsford woman, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and later released on a Promise to Appear for Court in January.

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