Traffic stop near Banff leads to seizure of 148 kg of cannabis, RCMP sayPosted by On

Mounties seized a huge stash of cannabis during a traffic stop near Banff last month that was estimated to be enough to make more than 440,000 joints.

RCMP said a pickup was stopped for speeding on the Trans-Canada Highway near Banff on Jan. 26.

According to a news release, a search of the vehicle revealed that the lone occupant was in possession of 148 kilograms of cannabis, 4.5 kilograms of psilocybin mushrooms — also known as magic mushrooms — two kilograms of cannabis resin (shatter), THC edibles, and $11,000 in Canadian currency.

A 39-year-old Saskatchewan man was arrested. 

“The mushrooms roughly equate to about 9,000 [doses]” said RCMP Supt. Gary Graham.

With cannabis now legal in Canada, individuals are allowed to possess up to 30 grams in public. In a vehicle, it must be secure and out of the reach of the driver or any passengers.

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