Traffic stop results in significant seizure of cannabis edibles and tobacco

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Traffic stop results in significant seizure of cannabis edibles

March 12, 2020, Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia . . . A traffic stop on Hwy. 105 on March 11 in Cape Breton resulted in a significant seizure of illegal cannabis edibles and illegal tobacco.

The vehicle was stopped by an RCMP officer on patrol, because the vehicle was swaying between the centre line and shoulder as it travelled East along the highway. The car was stopped in Wagmatcook, and police did not see signs of impairment on the driver. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a significant quantity of cannabis edibles, including:

  • 152 Cartons of un-stamped tobacco
  • 1,412 grams of what appears to be homemade edibles (cannabis resin)
  • 966 grams of what appears to be homemade cannabis butter
  • 32 grams of cannabis marihuana
  • 3 packs of cannabis cotton candy
  • 37 packages of cannabis chocolates (variety of types)
  • 37 packages containing what appears to be homemade cannabis candy (approximately 3 grams of candy in each package.

The illegal material was seized by police and the 68-year-old driver from Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, was released. He is facing charges of:

  • Possession of Unstamped Tobacco – Charges under the Criminal Code, the Revenue Act, and the Excise Act
  • Possession of Cannabis – Cannabis Act of Canada

He is scheduled to attend Wagmatcook Provincial Court on May 6, 2020.

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