Semi Hauling Marijuana Pulled Over Near Portage: RCMP

RCMP Crest LogoA semi-truck allegedly carrying 137 lbs. of marijuana was pulled over by Manitoba RCMP near Portage la Prairie on Monday.

Shortly after 2 a.m., RCMP stopped the big rig on the Trans-Canada Highway. The Maritimes man driving the truck was arrested and charges are pending.

The vehicle was taken to Winnipeg to be searched further.

UPDATE: Wednesday, May 14Lawrence Edward Millen, 55, of Nova Scotia has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. Millen’s charges come after an almost two-month investigation dubbed Project Durable. He will appear in court May 29.


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