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Manitoba speeder shows officer a joint, is charged with drug trafficking

Lundar RCMP ended up recovering drugs and cash after pulling over a man on Highway 6 for speeding on Sept. 20. Manitoba RCMP

Lundar RCMP found more than what they were expecting after pulling a man over for speeding Sept. 20.

It all started when police spotted a northbound driver on Highway 6 near Deerhorn Road going 132 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

The officer then noticed a smell of marijuana from inside the vehicle. The driver then showed a burnt joint to the officer when asked about the smell.

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After the man was arrested, a search found the driver had over 2,000 grams of vacuumed-sealed marijuana in the vehicle along with some cash.

Anthony Ross, 54, of The Pas is now facing charges of trafficking drugs, speeding and driving while disqualified.

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Ross is expected to appear in court Nov. 15.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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