What began as a traffic stop for a motorist on a cellphone along Highway 401 ended with officers seizing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cannabis and cash, and two people charged, provincial police said Tuesday.
It happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday along Highway 401 near Dorchester Road in Thames Centre.
Details are limited, but police say they stopped the vehicle after an officer observed the driver using a cellphone.
Upon further investigation, police say around $802,000 in dried and packaged cannabis and $130,000 in Canadian currency was later located “within the interior” of the vehicle.
Two people were in the vehicle at the time, and both were taken into custody and transported to the OPP’s London detachment.