An OPP cruiser with its lights on, stopeed at the side of the road.Police say 44 pounds of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop on Highway 400 in Springwater Township.

According to Barrie OPP, an officer stopped a vehicle on the highway for a traffic infraction on Tuesday, near Ski Trails Road.

While the officer was investigating, police say he determined there was marijuana in the vehicle. A further search of the vehicle lead to the discovery of 44 pounds of marijuana.

A 29-year-old St. Catharines man is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The accused will appear in a Barrie court in July.

Source: CTV News Barrie