Traffic stop turns to drug bust after cops find 5kg of weed in Waikato man's car

A cannabis plant.
A cannabis plant. Photo credit: File

A man will face the court after Waikato police found a staggering amount of marijuana in his car.

On Thursday evening police thought they were pulling a man over for a routine traffic stop on the outskirts of Cambridge.

When officers were speaking with the driver they noticed the unmistakable and overwhelming smell of cannabis drifting from the car.

After a quick search police found 111 bagged ounces of weed and four pounds of cannabis heads - a total weight of 5kg.

The 33-year-old man will appear in the Hamilton District Court at a later date on drug-related charges.