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Traffic stop leads to youths facing drug trafficking charges
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:50PM MST
Edmonton police have laid a number of drug trafficking charges against three teenagers, after pulling over a vehicle for a completely unrelated issue.
Police said members from the Edmonton Police Service Specialized Traffic Apprehension Team pulled over a Dodge Neon at about 10:39 p.m. Tuesday, in the area of 115 Avenue and Wayne Gretzky Drive because of its tinted windows.
However, when officers approached the vehicle, they detected what they believed to be the smell of marijuana.
They inspected the car, and found 97 grams of marijuana with a street value of $1,400, about $180 in cash and drug paraphernalia inside – along with a baton in the driver’s side door pouch, and bear spray under the front seat.
As a result, two males and one female, all 17-years-old have been charged.
One of the males has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, and two counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, the second male is facing one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.
The female has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.