Article by Catherine Griwkowsky, Edmonton Sun
After a spike in roadside drug seizures, Athabasca RCMP are reminding people marijuana is still illegal.
The past month has seen a spike in drug seizures through traffic stops, with approximately 10 grams of cocaine and methamphetamine and 300 grams of marijuana and marijuana products – such as hash and hash oil – in 15 separate incidents, said Cpl. Curtis Harsulla, spokesman for the Athabasca RCMP.
“Some folks think it may be legal soon, but it’s not quite there,” Harsulla said.
Typically, the traffic enforcement unit may seize 15 to 30 grams of various drugs every five days, he said.
“It could be increased enforcement, it could be we’re looking a little harder,” Harsulla said. “We just noticed it and we’re going to be doing our best to combat it.”
It is illegal to possess drugs, as well as operating a motor vehicle while impaired.