Road check near Salmo yields large drug seizure, including over 3,800 hits of LSD. (West Kootenay Traffic Services photo)

West Kootenay road check yields large drug seizure

Police seized a large amount of drugs during a road check just outside of Salmo

Early Wednesday afternoon, police officers from West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit and West Kootenay Traffic Services conducted a road check on Highway 3B near the Village of Salmo and stopped a Honda Accord driven by a 27-year-old man from Red Deer, Alta.

An investigation into impaired driving by drug led to him losing his driver’s license for 24 hours.

The investigation also yielded a large drug seizure including over 3,800 hits of LSD, 180 hits of MDMA, 10 grams of Psilocybin (magic mushrooms), 16 pounds of marijuana, and 27 grams of Ketamine.

He also had four capsules of a drug believed to be 2C-B, which is another psychedelic drug listed in Schedule III of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act not commonly found in the Kootenays.

The man has been released on a Promise to Appear in Nelson Provincial Court and an undertaking to abide by conditions related to the offence pending drug analysis and charge approval of six counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking.

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