Search Warrant Obtained After Occupants Evicted from Home

On March 8th, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a residence, known to police, located in the 1700 block of 33rd Street, Vernon to keep the peace while occupants of the home were evicted. After the occupants vacated the home, numerous items that were suspected as property obtained by crime and illicit drugs were observed by police, while on scene.

The property and persons located in the home at the time are known to police, therefore precautions were taken during the eviction to ensure the safety of those involved, says Cst. Kelly Brett. Once it was clear officers were dealing with appeared to be property obtained by crime, the home was secured and a search warrant was obtained.

Front line officers executed the warrant on March 9th, and seized a large number of items, including suspected stolen tools, brand new small appliances, illicit drugs and a prohibited weapon.

The investigation into this incident is on-going and the work done by the front line officers to ensure drugs and weapons were taken off the street and stolen property returned to the rightful owners, is paramount to the commitment the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP has in keeping our community safe, adds Cst. Kelly Brett.

The investigation into this matter remains on-going, and the occupants of the home could face potential possession of stolen property, drug and weapon related charges.