North Okanagan traffic officers sniff out culprit

A 26-year-old Vernon man was an easy catch recently for officers of the North Okanagan Traffic Services section

A 26-year-old Vernon man was an easy catch  recently for officers of the North Okanagan Traffic Services section.

The officers were travelling east on Highway 6 in Vernon when they smelled a strong odour of marijuana.

They quickly determined that it was coming from the vehicle in front of them, which also had expired validation tags on its licence plate.

“Police stopped the vehicle and investigated further,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy. “The lone occupant was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. He failed the sobriety testing and was issued a 24-hour suspension of his driver’s licence.”

A large amount of money was found in the vehicle and has been seized as proceeds of crime.