Driver arrested for possession

A Vancouver driver might be wishing that he buckled up.

A Vancouver man might have been further ahead if only he’d put his seat belt on.

Instead, on March 23 at 4:30 pm a Central Interior Traffic Services officer stopped a Chevrolet pickup on Hwy 97 near Hwy 99 for a seat belt violation. The officer noted the distinctive aroma of fresh marijuana and searched the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of seven pounds of plant material and 12 grams of hash.

The driver, a 30 year old Vancouver man, was arrested for possession of marijuana and hash for the purpose of trafficking. He will appear in Kamloops court on July 9.