728 x 90

Local man arrested on drug charges


A speed radar checkpoint in southern Manitoba landed a local man in a lot of hot water last week.
Lundar RCMP were conducting speed enforcement along Highway 6 near Deer Horn Line when they clocked a northbound vehicle doing a 132 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
The vehicle was caught up to and stopped and when police spoke with the driver a smell of marijuana came from inside the vehicle according to a police report on the matter.
The driver produced a burnt marijuana joint and was later arrested for possession of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The vehicle was subsequently searched and in that search police found a lot more where that came from. Just over 2,000 grams of vacuum-sealed marijuana along with an unspecified large amount of Canadian currency was located inside the vehicle.
All of this resulted in 54-year-old Anthony Ross of The Pas being charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act as well as for speeding and driving while disqualified under the Highway Traffic Act.
Anthony Ross is to appear in court on November 15, in Lundar, Manitoba.
According to the police the investigation is ongoing.

Trent Allen