Innisfail RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit arrest Calgary man under the Cannabis Act

Innisfail, Alberta – On Feb. 3, 2022, a member of the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit performed a traffic stop on a male driver for speeding. The officer, based on numerous indicators, entered into a drug trafficking investigation and the driver was arrested. During the search of the vehicle, the officer found 440 marijuana plants, worth an approximated value of $440 000. Other drugs, and paraphernalia were also found.

The suspect, a 56-year-old Calgary man, was charged with:

· Exceeding Maximum Prescribed Speed on Highway, under the Traffic Safety Act

· Distribution of budding or flowering plants, or more than four cannabis plant, under the Cannabis Act

His next court appearance is scheduled on Mar. 7, 2022 at Didsbury Provincial Court.

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The Integrated Traffic Unit would like to remind you that, even if cannabis and cannabis products are legal in Canada. There is provincial, territorial, and federal regulations that need to be followed when buying, transporting, or consuming marijuana. For further information on the Cannabis Act please go to :

https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-24.5/

And for more information on Alberta regulations on cannabis please visit:

https://www.alberta.ca/cannabis-legalization.aspx

The Integrated Traffic Unit (ITU) is team comprised of RCMP members, and Alberta Sheriffs. One of the unit mandate is to intercept contraband being transported on Alberta’s highways.

Innisfail RCMP

QE II Integrated Traffic Unit – Innisfail

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