On Feb. 23, a judge at Lethbridge Court of Queen's Bench sentenced a 57-year-old man to two years in a federal penitentiary after he entered a plea of guilty to one charge of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. The drug bust, one of the biggest in Alberta's history, included approximately $2.5 million worth of marijuana.
According to the report, on Oct. 22, 2013, Royal Canadian Mounted Police pulled over an eastbound semitrailer near Crowsnest Pass on Highway 3. As they were checking the truck's log records, they noticed the odd behaviour of the Ontario man and another passenger, a 57-year-old woman. Suspecting drugs, officers searched the truck with the help of a narcotic-detection canine and located at least two kilograms of hash, about seven kilograms of cannabis resin and 136 kilograms of marijuana hidden below the sleeping area, which is enough to make at least 450,000 marijuana joints.