Penticton and South Okanagan
Task Force scoops up prolific offender
Sep 5, 2013 / 7:33 pm
On September 3, Penticton RCMP Drug Task Force officers conducted a vehicle stop on Argyle Street in Penticton and arrested two adult males and one adult female for drug trafficking.
The officers located a quantity of crystal methamphetamine and typical associated drug trafficking paraphernalia.
Officers also seized a total of 10 grams of crystal meth. One of the males and the female were released without charges.
The other male, 41-year-old Blair Robert Balch of Penticton, faces a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking.
Mr. Balch has a total of 84 prior criminal convictions, including previous drug trafficking related convictions.
He was remanded in custody until his next appearance on September 5.
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