A motorist pulled over for speeding has more to worry about than a fine and higher insurance costs. He is going to have to explain the nearly six pounds of pot found in his vehicle.
On Monday a Barrie traffic cop pulled over a vehicle that was going 59 km/h in a 40 km/h zone. When the officer approached the male driver he was overwhelmed by the strong smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, police report.
The driver, 26, was arrested and when the vehicle was searched, the pot was discovered. The man now faces a number of charges, including possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of marijuana. The street value of the drugs seized is about $12,000; the monies and vehicle were seized as offence-related property.
The driver was held pending a bail hearing.
In other police news:
Man hit crossing the road
A young woman is facing a charge after the vehicle she was driving struck a pedestrian crossing the road, police report.
On Sunday night, the driver, 21, was turning left on Ferris Lane from Cundles, and did not see the 55-year-old man crossing the road. The female continued into her turn and struck the male, police report.
He was transported to Royal Victoria Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was charged with failing to yield for pedestrian.
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