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Police make unexpected find at Elnora Checkstop

An unmistakable odour led to an unexpected drug bust for the Three Hills RCMP during a Feb. 11 Checkstop near Elnora.

At about 10:30 p.m. a vehicle traveling south of Hwy 21 entered the Checkstop area, where a RCMP member noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the cab.

Members conducted a search of the cab and found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A search of the trunk revealed a large bag of marijuana weighing 239 grams, with an estimated street value of about $2,400.

The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was arrested for possession of marijuana.

A 26-year-old from man from Drumheller was charged with one count of possession of marijuana over 30 grams and was issued a 24-hour suspension for driving under the influence of a drug. The suspect vehicle was seized and towed.

The male was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Drumheller Provincial Court on April 3rd.

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