July 19, 2013 2:36 pm

Over 300 pounds of pot found in vehicle near Canmore

CALGARY – RCMP have arrested a 34-year-old Edmonton man after discovering an astonishing amount of marijuana in a vehicle travelling near Canmore.

The car was stopped on Thursday for a traffic safety violation as it travelled east on Highway 1.

RCMP say the driver was taken into custody after an officer smelled pot.

A search of the vehicle revealed about 300 pounds of cannabis marijuana and three kilograms of MDMA.

The estimated street value of the drugs is over $2 million.

The driver has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.

He has been released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on July 24th.

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