BROOKLYN, NS – A large quantity of drugs was seized on Highway 14 near Brooklyn, N.S., after the 18-wheeler it was being carried on was stopped by police.
Windsor RCMP conducted a traffic stop last Thursday that was part of an ongoing investigation.
The truck was searched and police seized 609.5 pounds of cannabis marijuana, 19,800 tablets of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 3.9 pounds psilocybin (magic mushrooms), 47 methamphetamine pills, a small quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine and a 2007 Peterbuilt tractor and trailer.
Photos indicate the drugs were packed in plastic, then placed in large wooden crates on the flat bed of the truck with a tarp thrown over them.
The driver and lone occupant of the truck, 39-year-old David Joseph MacDonald of Frasers Mills has been charged with four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
He appeared in court on Oct. 1 and is scheduled for another appearance at Kentville Provincial Court on Oct. 27.
The investigation is still ongoing.