Police in the Osoyoos area allegedly seized 2.5 kilograms of pot and 212 marijuana plants in two separate traffic stops last weekend.
RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services said in a press release the first bust happened around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday when the driver of a Jeep was pulled over on Highway 3.
The officer noticed the smell of marijuana inside the vehicle, and a police dog subsequently found several vacuum-sealed packages of pot, about 2.5 kilograms in all, stowed in a speaker box inside the Jeep.
A large dagger, machete and “significant quantity” of cash were also seized, police said, and a 57-year-old Calgary man was released on a promise to appear.
Then on Sunday afternoon, police working a road check on Highway 3 noticed the smell of marijuana coming from a rented moving van and a pickup truck towing a trailer that appeared to be travelling together.
Mounties seized 97 marijuana plants from the rented van and 115 plants from the trailer. A shotgun and matching two-way radios were also taken.
A 71-year-old Surrey man and a 46-year-old Langley man both face possible charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and were released on promises to appear.