A 41 year old Powell River man is facing charges after a big drug seizure on the Sunshine Coast.

RCMP say it started with a speeding ticket.

They pulled over a car on North Road around Noon on February 17th, and the officer smelled marijuana.  It turns out that smell was coming from around 16 kilograms of marijuana hidden in the vehicle.

The driver is now headed to court April 30th to face charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking.

He’s also still getting that speeding ticket, as well as one for distracted driving for allegedly using a mobile device while behind the wheel.