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Police in Banff seize 326 pounds of pot during traffic stop

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 08, 2019 1:38 pm

RCMP officers in Banff, Alberta came away with quite the haul after a traffic stop last month.

A February 7 release from Alberta RCMP Traffic Services states that approximately 326 pounds of cannabis were seized from a vehicle being driven by a lone occupant.

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The seizure took place on January 26, according to the release, resulting in police discovering 10 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms, 4.5 pounds of shatter, two pounds of edibles, and $11,000 in cash alongside the aforementioned cannabis.

“We remind Albertans that cannabis trafficking is illegal. The recent legalization of cannabis means that there are legal avenues to obtain and consume cannabis,” said Cpl. Kyle Maetche, Alberta RCMP Traffic Services, in the release.

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Drugs seized in Banff, Alberta (Alberta RCMP)

“I am very proud of the great teamwork and determination that our members display across the province to keep Albertans safe.”

The release states that the amount of cannabis seized was enough to make over 440,000 average-sized joints and that the mushrooms found were equal to 9,000 doses.

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