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Five-day old baby found at drug house

Police in Penticton have arrested 11 people and rescued a newborn baby during a pair of raids in the Peach City Thursday.

Cpl. Brad Myhre with the city's Drug Task Force says warrants were executed on two separate addresses - one at a home in the 700 block of Toronto Avenue and one at a motel room on Lakeshore Drive.

In all, 11 people were detailed/arrested and lodged in Penticton cells.

Myhre says six were later released without charges being laid while five were held on a variety of charges.

All five face varying charges including Possession of Crack and Powder Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Marijuana for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Prohibited Weapons, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Cocaine, Obstructing a Peace Officer, and various breach orders.

"One of the male subjects was found to have numerous warrants for his arrest in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario all under various different names," says Myhre.

He adds that at the home on Toronto Avenue, police located a five-day-old newborn baby in close proximity to drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The Ministry of Children and Families was notified.

The mother was not present.

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