The court heard how on October 20 of last year, police were alerted to a truck travelling in the vicinity of Drumheller and the licence plate light was not operating properly. The officer was able to view the licence plate and when he ran the plate, he learned there may be a warrant outstanding for the owner.
Police initiated a stop on the vehicle and when the officer exited his vehicle, he noticed the strong odour of fresh marijuana coming from the truck. The vehicle was driven by Jones.
When the vehicle was searched, they located about 16 pounds of marijuana. About six pounds of the cache was pure bud, while the rest was “shake”, or leaves, stocks and seeds.
Brausse will be sentenced on a later date. He returns to provincial court in Drumheller on October 28 after a presentence report is completed.