Sharp-nosed Mountie arrests three after smelling pot

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A sharp-nosed Burnaby RCMP officer arrested three men over three days for a variety of charges after detecting the smell of marijuana during two traffic stops.

On July 6, the constable, who was patrolling on motorcycle, pulled over a vehicle for not properly displaying a novice driver's sign. After noticing the smell of pot, the vehicle and its two occupants were searched, resulting in the seizure of 116 fraudulent credit cards, a forged driver's licence, cash, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Two days later, the same officer pulled over another driver for using his cellphone while driving. Again, he noticed the smell of marijuana. Again, the lone occupant was searched, leading to the seizure of more than $2,200 in cash, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Charges of possession of forged credit cards, and possession of a controlled substance, are being recommended against a 22-year-old man and a charge of possession of a controlled substance is being recommended against a 21-year-old man, both in connection to the July 6 incident. Both men are from Vancouver.

In relation to the July 8 traffic stop, a 32-year-old Richmond man is facing charges of  possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Police are not releasing the names of the three suspects as charges are still pending.

The three men have been released from custody on promises to appear in Vancouver Provincial Court in November.

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