N.S. RCMP seize truck full of marijuana, LSD, magic mushrooms
A 39-year-old man is facing charges after the RCMP seized a large quantity of drugs from a transport truck in Nova Scotia’s Hants County.
Police stopped the 18-wheeler on Highway 14 in Brooklyn, N.S. on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation.
“We were able to track an 18-wheeler that we knew had a specific amount of drugs onboard. Through the investigation we decided to pull it over,” said Staff Sgt. Darrell Gaudet, of the Halifax Regional Police.
Officers searched the truck and seized a large quantity of drugs:
• 609.5 pounds of cannabis marijuana
• 19,800 tablets of LSD
• 3.9 pounds psilocybin, or magic mushrooms
• 47 methamphetamine pills
• A small quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine
Police also seized the 2007 Peterbilt tractor and trailer.
Police say the intercepted drugs were destined for the streets of Halifax and that the cargo came from another province, outside the Maritimes.
The LSD police seized was printed on bright, colourful sheets of paper marked with teddy bears.
“You can't trust what is in these types of pills that are coming down…It is basically organized crime making these drugs so we can't trust what they put in them,” said Gaudet.
The driver was arrested and is facing four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
David Joseph MacDonald of Frasers Mills appeared in court on Thursday and was released on conditions.
He is due to appear in Kentville provincial court on Oct. 27.
With files from CTV Atlantic's Kelland Sundahl