C.B.S. drug bust yields weed, hashish

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A Conception Bay South man is facing drug trafficking charges after police searched a vehicle earlier this week and seized marijuana and hashish.

According to a news release from Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit — Newfoundland and Labrador (CFSEU-NL), 103 pounds of marijuana and three kilograms of hashish were seized from a wooden crate located in the back of a 2010 Dodge Ramp pickup. Police stopped the vehicle Tuesday on the Foxtrap Access Road and used a warrant to search it.

The seized drugs were transported from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland and Labrador, according to police.

Samuel Caines of C.B.S. was arrested and appeared in court the following day. He faces multiple charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and is scheduled to make his next court appearance March 27. He was released from custody Wednesday.

Police in Nova Scotia and joint forces drug and federal enforcement units in Corner Brook assisted CFSEU-NL in the investigation, as did local Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and RCMP officers.

Organizations: CFSEU-NL, RCMP

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Foxtrap Access Road Corner Brook

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  • Gary Hender
    June 06, 2014 - 15:42

    It is now June and I cannot find any follow up on these charges. Has Sam managed to avoid prosecution somehow, Perhaps he has ratted out a bigger fish?

  • Shepherd
    February 16, 2014 - 07:46

    The ONLY thing dangerous about marijuana are the cops who shoot people for having it: Number of American deaths per year that result directly or primarily from the following selected causes nationwide, according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial (death) Rates, and the last 20 years of U.S. Surgeon Generals' reports. TOBACCO - 340,000 to 450,000 ALCOHOL  (Not including 50% of all highway deaths and 65% of all murders) - 150,000+ ASPIRIN  (Including deliberate overdose) - 180 to 1,000+ CAFFEINE  (From stress, ulcers, and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc.) - 1,000 to 10,000   "LEGAL" DRUG OVERDOSE  (Deliberate or accidental) from legal, prescribed or patent medicines and/or mixing with alcohol - e.g. Valium/alcohol - 14,000 to 27,000   ILLICIT DRUG OVERDOSE - (Deliberate or accidental) from all illegal drugs - 3,800 to 5,200   MARIJUANA - 0  (**Marijuana users also have the same or LOWER incidence of murders and highway deaths and accidents than the general NON-marijuana using population as a whole.** Cancer Study, UCLA; U.S. Funded ($6 million), First & Second Jamaican Studies, 1968 to 1974; Costa Rican Studies, 1980 to 1982; et al. LOWEST TOXICITY 100% of the studies done at dozens of American universities and research facilities show pot toxicity does not exist. Medical history does not record anyone dying from an overdose of marijuana (UCLA, Harvard, Temple, etc.) Accordingly a 1993 study done by the U.S. Department of Transportation came to the same conclusion as the above concerning marijuana and driving safety: “Marijuana, administered in a dose of 100 µg THC per kg of whole body weight...did not significantly change mean driving performance as measured...” - U.S Department of Transportation: Marijuana and Actual Driving Performance DOT HS 808 078 The fact is people who use marijuana reflexes are not effected in a negative way and they become more conscious of safety, sometimes refusing to even drive. Marijuana is a plant with a safety record second to none. Anyone who would like to dispute these FACTS, point to a death that involves marijuana and nothing but marijuana, or hold your tongue.

  • John Smith
    February 15, 2014 - 07:29

    If we were in Colorado, or Washington state we could go to the store and buy it...like decent normal people. Legalization means we get to buy schools and hospitals from the taxes instead of the crooks getting to buy guns and crack from the proceeds. It will help get it out of the school yards too. The only ones against legalization are the two groups that stand to lose the most...organized crime and the police...

  • Darryl
    February 15, 2014 - 02:48

    Who Cares, are you serious? haha people like you crack me up with your negativity. You're saying they should not even bother catching a guy who's transporting 103lbs of illegal drugs. Any idea how much that's worth, and how much violence can result from that money?

  • Who Cares
    February 14, 2014 - 12:14

    When will the police in this province leave Tim Hortons long enough to bust some real drugs. None of the street violence in the city is happening because of marijuana. It's coke, meth and pills that are causing issues. This big 'bust' is a waste of time. Marijuana is legal in Canada for medical purposes for goodness sakes and entirely legal in parts of the United States.

    • Robert
      February 15, 2014 - 06:57

      And of course you are an expert in street violence! And I'm sure this marijuana's only purpose was to be used for 'medical purposes'. As for what happens south of the border well the country is on the verge of being bankrupt and taxes on marijuana will at least stem that tide. And tell me again that marijuana has no relationship to hard drugs; obviously you are smoking the stuff for medical reasons!

    • Robert
      February 15, 2014 - 06:59

      And of course you are an expert in street violence! And I'm sure this marijuana's only purpose was to be used for 'medical purposes'. As for what happens south of the border well the country is on the verge of being bankrupt and taxes on marijuana will at least stem that tide. And tell me again that marijuana has no relationship to hard drugs; obviously you are smoking the stuff for medical reasons!

    • Robert
      February 15, 2014 - 07:00

      And of course you are an expert in street violence! And I'm sure this marijuana's only purpose was to be used for 'medical purposes'. As for what happens south of the border well the country is on the verge of being bankrupt and taxes on marijuana will at least stem that tide. And tell me again that marijuana has no relationship to hard drugs; obviously you are smoking the stuff for medical reasons!

  • If
    February 14, 2014 - 09:51

    If NS police assisted, I assume they knew about the drugs before he left NS ??? Put a dog in PAB. He doesn't have to check every ferry but the dealers don't have to know which ones.

    • B
      February 14, 2014 - 10:09

      Dogs are randomly used to determine which if any vehicles get hit by the dog then the vehicle is checked on either side of the Gulf. Why do you think there are so many drug bust?

    • If
      February 14, 2014 - 15:56

      Then it's time to increase the number of cars checked. Still lots getting through, by the truckload.