On Thursday, March 3, members of the RCMP Southeast District Traffic Services seized more than 1,800 marijuana clone plants after a vehicle was stopped for speeding. The driver was also found to be impaired.
At approximately 1 a.m., a vehicle was stopped in a construction zone (80 km) on Highway 5 in McLure for speeding.
While dealing with the driver, the officer noted signs of impairment. He initiated an impaired driving investigation and the driver blew a “Fail” on the road side screen device.
A fail means the driver is over the legal limit and he was issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) for 90 days. Part of the IRP is a vehicle impound for 30 days. While conducting a vehicle inventory prior to the tow police located 1,882 marijuana clone plants along with supplies and equipment used in grow operations.
Two males (26 and 29) were arrested and are currently facing charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. The driver also received a violation ticket for speeding and drive contrary to restrictions.
A “clone” is a cutting taken from a female marijuana plant that will root and later produce marijuana bud.