More than half a kilogram of marijuana was uncovered stashed in some bushes late Wednesday night, by police who were investigating some suspicious behaviour.
A tip came in at about 11:20 p.m. that two men were acting suspiciously with flashlights on the 1200-block of Lorne Avenue East. Officers who went to the scene spotted a man coming out of some bushes — a subsequent search turned up the drugs.
In total, police seized about 560 grams of marijuana — about a pound and a quarter — in a number of packages that were inside a box. They estimate the drugs would be worth about $5,600.
They also found other items on the suspect that they say are consistent with marijuana trafficking, including $300 in cash.
The 28-year-old man was arrested and later released with a number of conditions to appear in Brandon court on Sept. 11. He will face charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking as well as for possessing the proceeds of crime.
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