What’s that smell? Cops catch pot transporters


A Langley man was one of two arrested recently in Osoyoos on suspicion of drug trafficking.

On Oct. 5 at 2:55 p.m., members of the South Okanagan Traffic Services and Osoyoos RCMP were doing road checks on Highway Three when they checked a westbound rented moving truck and a Dodge pickup towing a trailer.

Both trucks came in a short distance apart, and both smelled strongly of marijuana, said Const. Kris Clark.

The two drivers were arrested and their vehicles searched. A total of 97 mature marijuana plants were seized from the cargo area of the moving truck, and a further 115 plants from the trailer. A shotgun was also seized, along with matching two-way radios found in each vehicle.

The rental truck and trailer were impounded to be given back to the rental company, and the non-rented pickup, a 2004 Dodge, was seized as offence-related property.

The two charged are a 46-year-old Langley man and a 71-year-old Surrey man, who both now face possible charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Both were released to attend court at a later date.

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