OPP officer stops moving truck, finds hundreds of pounds of pot inside it
Markham, Ont., man faces charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking
The OPP say a police officer pulled over a moving truck in Norfolk County this past weekend and found hundreds of pounds of marijuana inside it.
A news release indicates that the vehicle was pulled over on McDowell Road West on Sunday morning.
"We see trucks all the time out in Norfolk and on the roadways, so it was this officer's intuition and obviously alertness that made him stop this vehicle," said OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk, when speaking with CBC News about the traffic stop that led to the seizure.
Police say 843 pounds, or more than 380 kilograms, of marijuana were found inside the vehicle.
The estimated street value of these plants is just over $400,000, according to police.
Sanchuk said he did not have information to provide on where the man driving the vehicle was headed.
A 41-year-old Markham, Ont., man faces a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking.