Mounties in Alberta say they discovered hundreds of pot plants in a Calgary man’s vehicle during a traffic stop last month.
In a statement Monday, Innisfail RCMP say the man was pulled over for speeding on Feb. 3, but based on “numerous indicators” the officer began investigating for drug trafficking.
During the search, the officer found 440 cannabis plants, valued at $440,000 by the RCMP, as well as other drugs and paraphernalia.
“The Integrated Traffic Unit would like to remind you that, even if cannabis and cannabis products are legal in Canada there are provincial, territorial, and federal regulations that need to be followed when buying, transporting, or consuming marijuana,” police say in a statement.
The 56-year-old Calgary man, who hasn’t been named, was charged with speeding and distributing budding or flowering plants, or more than four cannabis plants, under the Cannabis Act.
His next court appearance is set for March 7 at Didsbury Provincial Court.