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Six pounds of weed seized by RCMP


   A Saskatchewan man’s hopes of cashing in went up in smoke Thursday, as Drumheller RCMP seized six pounds of marijuana from a vehicle caught speeding on Highway 9 east of Morrin.

    “After talking to the driver, several indicators were noticed in the car,” said Constable Jeremiah Jones of the 2000 Cadillac DeVille he observed speeding around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21.
    The pot was found in vacuumed sealed bags inside a large rubber container. The weed thought to have been originally bought for around $20,000 could have a resale value of about $40,000, Jones said.
    “Highway 9 is the busiest drug route in our area,” he said, explaining B.C. pot is usually brought to Albertay and then driven to eastern provinces.   Jones said a pound of marijuana in Ontario can go for as much as $2,500-3,000, depending on the grade. The driver is believed to have been travelling back and forth from Red Deer to Wapella, Saskatchewan.
    Shane Silvius, 48 and of Wapella, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with the purpose of trafficking and the possession of the proceeds of crime, and appeared in Drumheller court on Friday. He was given bail with a return date of August 12. Silvius’ vehicle was seized as a result of it being used for transporting the illicit drugs.

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