BREAKING: Drugs, paraphernalia, candies with THC seized

PORT HASTINGS: Police laid drug trafficking charges against two people from Ontario following a traffic stop last week.

On July 20, just after noon, an RCMP officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 104 in Port Hastings because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

The police officer noticed un-stamped tobacco in the vehicle and subsequently conducted a vehicle search. Officers found an additional five pounds of marijuana, some drug paraphernalia, and a number of individually wrapped homemade candies believed to contain THC – which is the active ingredient in marijuana.

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The 55-year-old man and 48-year-old woman, both from Ontario, were arrested without incident. Both face charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and trafficking in a controlled substance.

They were released later that day and are scheduled to appear on September 25 in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court.

The investigation is ongoing.