Pot transport foiled by cops

Sidney North Saanich RCMP believe pre-packaged pot was Alberta bound

Dogs and cops netted a “large quantity” of marijuana in a flurry of activity on Highway 17 Tuesday evening.

Sidney North Saanich RCMP were responding to a call from the public about a driver in a commercial truck texting while en route to the ferry around 7 p.m.

Police stopped the truck north of Beacon Avenue and found statements from the driver suspicious. They called in a Saanich police dog which discovered marijuana in the trailer, RCMP said.

The man driving was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking. No charges have been laid but the investigation is ongoing.

Police say the pot was likely headed for Alberta.