Police found five bags of marijuana in the trunk of an Abbotsford man's car on Monday night.

Police found five bags of marijuana in the trunk of an Abbotsford man's car on Monday night.

Five bags of marijuana found in car trunk

Abbotsford officers seized the drugs and a large sum of cash from driver, who is known to police.

Abbotsford Police found more than they bargained for during a routine traffic stop on Monday night.

After the officers pulled over a 42-year-old Abbotsford man, who was driving a white Mercedes, the police noticed a strong odour of burnt marijuana in the vehicle. There was also a large sum of cash, both on the driver and in the vehicle.

A search of the trunk revealed five Ziploc bags (1,200 grams) of dried marijuana.

The driver has not been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking yet, but is a prohibited driver.

The money and marijuana has been seized and forwarded to civil forfeiture.

The driver, who police say has a drug history, was released with a 24-hour roadside suspension.