A routine traffic stop just outside of Edmonton has landed a B.C. man in serious trouble.
The 66-year-old from Surrey is now facing drug charges, after being pulled over by the RCMP on Highway 16-near Stony Plain, Alberta.
Officers say the driver was pulled over yesterday, for a vehicle equipment violation.
However, indications during the stop led to a drug investigation, and a police service dog by the name of Henri putting his skills to good use.
Henri sniffed-out an estimated street value of $1.7 million worth of cocaine, 17 kilograms in all.
The suspect has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, with his name being withheld for now.