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Nova Scotia man caught with 62 kg of marijuana in Manitoba

A Nova Scotia man is facing drug charges after Manitoba RCMP pulled over a transport truck and say they found more than 60 kilograms of marijuana inside.

Lawrence Edward Millen, 55, faces trafficking charges

Manitoba RCMP pulled over a transport truck on Monday and say they found 62 kilograms of marijuana. (RCMP)

A Nova Scotia man is facing drug charges after Manitoba RCMP pulled over a transport truck and say they found more than 60 kilograms of marijuana inside.

On Monday, RCMP pulled over a truck on the Trans-Canada Highway near Portage la Prairie.

Lawrence Edward Millen, 55, from Nova Scotia faces a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking marijuana.

The charges come after a nearly two-month investigation RCMP dubbed Project Durable.

Millen appeared in Winnipeg court Tuesday and has been released on conditions until his next court appearance on May 29.