Traffic stop leads to 65 pounds of marijuana seized.

Traffic stop leads to 65 pounds of marijuana seized.

Traffic stop leads to 65 pounds of marijuana seized

A routine impaired driving check stop in Fraser Lake has led to approximately 65 pounds of marijuana being seized.

A routine impaired driving check stop in Fraser Lake has led to approximately 65 pounds of marijuana being seized.

The check stop took place on Feb. 6, 2016, on Hwy. 16 and Francois Lake Road at around 10 a.m.

The RCMP says the officer was inspecting one of the vehicles for a defect, which led to a wildlife act investigation and subsequently into a controlled drug and substance act investigation.

As a result of the investigation, two men – aged 49 and 39 – were taken into custody.

The two men appeared in the Vanderhoof Provincial Court on Feb. 9.

Dave Tyreman, a Spokesperson with the RCMP, said the matter is now before the courts and that he wouldn’t provide any further comments in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation and any pending trial.