Speeding smuggler stopped near Vinsulla  

A suspected drug smuggler with a lead foot, had his journey cut short when he was busted by a member of the RCMP.

A suspected drug smuggler with a lead foot, had his journey cut short when he was busted by a member of the RCMP.

On Saturday, April 14,  a member of the BC RCMP Central Interior Traffic Services stopped a red Dodge Ram for speeding on Highway 5 near Edwards Road in Vinsulla, B.C.

Upon speaking with  the driver, the officer noted an odor of unburnt vegetative marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The 32-year-old Vancouver Island man was then placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and provided the Charter of Rights and Police Warning.

A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a large quantity of marijuana bud in a duffel bag in the truck bed,  and a small amount in the cab area.

The man’s 2006 red Dodge Ram pick-up truck was seized by police as offence related property.

The man was subsequently released to appear in court to answer to a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The total weight of marijuana seized from the cargo area was 10.75 pounds, or 4868.30 grams, and the total weight of hash found in the cab area was 4.2 grams.