On February 6th the North Island Traffic services were conducting a road safety check in the Cumberland area and entered into a drug investigation as a result of one of the vehicles and its occupants.

A vehicle with four males in it was checked out and a knife was seen within easy reach of the driver, along with an overpowering odor of fresh marijuana which was coming from the vehicle.

All four occupants were arrested and removed from the car for officer safety reasons. On closer inspection several knives, a hatchet, a large wrench and a baseball bat were located, hidden about the interior. Also located was over a pound of pot in plastic bags.

The three passengers, two of them youths, were eventually released with no charges but the 18 year old driver is now facing charges of Possession for the purpose of trafficking and will be appearing in provincial court in May of 2015.