On February 25, members of Vernon North Okanagan Targeted Policing unit completed another investigation into a dial-a-dope drug trafficking operation in Vernon. This investigation led to the arrest of two men in a vehicle parked in the area of 27 Street and 43 Avenue.
The 40-year-old suspect from Alberta was the passenger; he was arrested for simple possession and was released on a Promise to Appear.
The driver, a 26-year-old from the Lower mainland, was arrested for the possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. He was found to be in possession of numerous baggies of cocaine and heroin packaged for street level sales, along with cash proceeds and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.
This suspect faces two counts of possession of drugs (cocaine / heroin) for the purpose of trafficking.
Sgt Dave Evans said, “This type of investigation is part of the ongoing Crime Reduction strategy by this unit to deal with the drugs and reduce crime in our City”.