On July 20, just after noon, an RCMP officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 104 because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The police officer noticed un-stamped tobacco in the vehicle and subsequently conducted a vehicle search. An additional five pounds of marijuana, some drug paraphernalia, and anumber of individually wrapped homemade candies believed to contain THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana, were found.
The 55-year-old man and 48-year-old woman, both from Ontario, were arrested without incident. Both face charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance. They were released later that day and are scheduled to appear on September 25 in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court.
The investigation is ongoing.
Source: Media Release