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.