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A former elite Canadian diver is facing charges after police pulled him over for speeding but discovered marijuana, shatter and hashish worth more than $100,000 in his car.

Police says Wegadesk Gorup-Paul, 28, was released with a requirement to appear in court March 9 when he will be charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance, which comes with a maximum penalty of life in prison. 

Gorup-Paul competed internationally for Canada for a number of years before quitting diving in 2008.

In a phone interview with CBC News, Gorup-Paul claims he was working for a medical marijuana producer delivering the drugs to medical marijuana outlets on the Lower Mainland.

20 pounds of marijuana in one pound bags, 65 grams of shatter and 28 grams of hashish were seized from Wegadesk Gorup-Paul's car. (CHEK)

"The product has to somehow get to the storefront," he said. "The people I was working with showed me government-issued documents stating they were...

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