The RCMP seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana and $15,000 cash last week during two routine traffic stops on Highway 3.
On Oct. 21 an RCMP officer stopped a vehicle travelling on Highway 3 for a traffic safety infraction.
During the investigation the officer found $15,000 in Canadian currency, three grams of marijuana, and two grams of MDMA.
Jordan Tracey, 27, of Fernie, B.C., was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of proceeds of crime.
Tracey is scheduled to appear Dec. 17 in Pincher Creek provincial court.
On Oct. 22, an RCMP officer stopped an eastbound semi on Highway 3.
A positive indication was made by police service dog Hogan, and a search of the vehicle revealed about 300 pounds of raw cannabis marijuana, about five pounds of hash and 14 pounds of an unknown cannabis-related substance.
Wendy Baldwin, 56, and Michael Robilland, 55, both of Ontario, have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
The semi the pair was travelling in was also seized.
Baldwin and Robilland will be in Pincher Creek provincial court Nov. 12.
“This isn’t a small amount of drugs intended for personal use.” said Superintendent Howard Eaton, officer in charge of Traffic Services. “It’s major amounts of drugs destined for the streets of Canada, and it’s indicative of organized crime activity.”
Eaton said the seizures will have a substantial effect in illicit drug supply and reduce the amount of illegal drugs in communities.
More than 450,000 marijuana cigarettes can be made with 300 pounds of marijuana.