Just before midnight, officers were in the east end of Lasalle Boulevard conducting pro-active patrols, when they noticed a Chevrolet Cavalier parked near the roadway.
Officers noted a strong odour of pot from inside the vehicle when they were talking to the two occupants. The driver was detained and found to be in possession of pot and $575 in cash.
A search of the vehicle located a bag containing more than 200 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia used in drug trafficking. The marijuana seized has a street value of about $2,000.
The 19-year-old man is charged with the following offences:
-Possession for the purpose of trafficking and,
-Possession of property obtained by crime.
He has been released from custody following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in court April 16.