Marijuana disguised as baby gift

It might have looked like a gift for a baby, but it’s the last thing a newborn could use.

It might have looked like a gift for a baby, but it’s the last thing a newborn could use.

A Vernon man has a court date in September on a recommended charge of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking following an incident in Lake Country June 16.

Central Okanagan Traffic Services pulled over a white Chevy pickup that was speeding on Highway 97 near Lodge Road in Lake Country.

While dealing with the 31-year-old male driver, the officer detected the unmistakable odour of vegetative marijuana coming from within the vehicle.

The officer placed the driver under arrest for possession. The driver then retrieved a shoe box-sized package that had been gift wrapped with baby gift wrapping on it which featured soothers and yellow rubber duckies on the wrapping.

The driver handed the “gift” to the officer, indicating it as the source of the odour.

Inside the “gift” was a pound of processed, dried marijuana.

The driver was released on a promise to appear in court in September. He also received a speeding ticket.