Drugs seized entering Kelowna
Sep 18, 2013 / 11:54 am
Three Okanagan area men could face drug charges after police seized significant quantities of drugs and cash from two vehicles during a road check Wednesday morning.
In the early morning hours of September 18, Kelowna RCMP members were conducting a road check on the inbound lanes of the William R. Bennett Bridge.
At about 12:45 am, police stopped a black Mazda sedan and subsequently arrested a 33-year-old Oliver man for possession of a controlled substance.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of nearly 1.5 lbs of marihuana and some drug paraphernalia.
Minutes later, police stopped a black Ford Flex.
Further investigation led to the arrest of a 25-year-old Peachland man and a 40-year-old Vernon man.
The vehicle was searched and police seized over 2.6 ounces of powder cocaine, over 3.6 ounces of crystal meth, $2000 cash and six cellular phones.
RCMP say it's unclear whether the vehicles were related to each other.
"It is great, proactive work like this that our members are doing daily that helps stem the flow of drugs into our community," says Supt Nick Romanchuk, Officer in Charge of the Kelowna RCMP.
"Their dedication to the communities in which they live and serve is evidenced by their efforts to keep the Okanagan safe."
All three men have since been released on Promises to Appear for Court at a later date and face potential charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.
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