On February 11, 2013, Three Hills RCMP members were conducting an Alberta Checkstop on Highway 21 near Elnora, AB.
At approximately 10:30 pm, a 2003 Ford Focus travelling south on Highway 21 entered the checkstop area. The investigating RCMP member noted a strong odour of marijuana coming from the car and quickly formed the opinion that the vehicle contained marijuana.
The male driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was arrested for possession of marijuana. Members conducted a search of the vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the cabin of the vehicle. A search of the trunk found a large bag of marihuana determined to weigh 239 grams with an estimated street value of approximately $2,400.00.
The male, a 26 year-old from Drumheller, AB, 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; his vehicle was seized and towed as a result. The male was released from custody on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in Drumheller Provincial Court on April 3, 2013.