SUDBURY -- A man from Grand Rapids, Mich., is facing impaired driving charges after he showed up at the Canada-U.S. border Monday evening and asked a border guard to sell him weed.

The 29-year-old man allegedly admitted he had marijuana on him and border guards suspected he was impaired.

Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service were called at 7 p.m. Officers then headed to the Canadian Border Services Agency building to deal with the man.

"It is alleged the accused drove his vehicle into an inspection lane, declared he had marijuana on him and asked the border security officer if he could buy marijuana from them," a news release said. "Upon arrival, Sault Police officers took the accused into custody and transported him to the Police Services Building. The accused was given a drug recognition evaluation and he performed poorly."

He is charged with impaired driving (alcohol and drugs) and is scheduled to appear in court on July 6. 


Corrected the name of the border services agency.