Pound of pot pulled in Highway 17 traffic stop

Sidney North Saanich RCMP seize drugs and vehicle in 'new driver' stop

A pair of men face drug charges after Sidney North Saanich RCMP stopped a red BMW yesterday (Feb. 5) around 4:30 in the afternoon.

They stopped the Beemer on Highway 17 as it left Sidney, for a violation of new driver regulations.

Subsequent dealings with both the driver and the passenger led to them being arrested for possession of a controlled substance under the controlled drugs and substances act. Police searched the vehicle and found just shy of a half kilogram of marijuana in a bag in the trunk. Police say the street value of the weed is about $2,500. A baseball bat was also located within reach of the driver.

The vehicle and pot were seized. The 21-year-old Victoria man driving and the 22-year-old Central Saanich man in the passenger seat were held in custody for court today (Feb. 6) to face charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.