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Driver charged after Saskatchewan highway police pull over semi, seize 100 kg of pot

A Milton, Ont. man, 51, is facing drug charges after Saskatchewan authorities said they found 100 kg of cannabis in the trailer of a semi-truck on Highway 1 near Regina on Wednesday, according to the White Butte RCMP.

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RCMP were called by the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol, who stopped the man for a commercial vehicle inspection between Pense and Grand Coulee shortly before 9:30 p.m.

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Cesk Kalaj was arrested and charged with one count of possessing cannabis for the purpose of distributing.

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He appeared in Regina court on Thursday and was released with conditions. Kalaj is set to reappear in court on Feb. 17.

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White Butte RCMP continues to investigate.

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