Drug Distribution Operation Halted

Penticton – The Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment’s Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU) successfully executes drug warrant at Penticton residence.
On March 7th, 2019, Penticton’s Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU) ended a 2-week long investigation into drug trafficking by executing a search warrant on a Penticton home.
As a result, Officer’s found a large scale, medium level, drug operation, locating Cocaine, Methamphetamine's, Fentanyl and mixing agents, all of which were being prepared for street level sale and distribution.
Police seized over a half pound of cocaine, just under 6 ounces of meth and just under 2 ounces of Fentanyl. Investigators estimate the street value of the drugs to be about $35,000.00. Police also located and seized a loaded .38 calibre handgun, a sawed-off shotgun, a .22 calibre rifle, a large amount of ammunition, a bullet proof vest, crossbow, 2 industrial sized cash counters, cash, 4 cell phones, and a Harley Davidson motor cycle determined to have been stolen out of Kelowna in February.
James COUSINEAU, 39 years old, and from Penticton, is facing a number of drugs and weapons charges. COUSINEAU was to make his first court appearance on March 8th, 2019.
"Any time you can get drugs and guns out of the hands of criminals is a great day. The bonus for us was the amount of drugs. The arrest and amount seized will surely have an impact on the drug supply and distribution in Penticton and the South Okanagan", say’s Cpl. Scott VanEvery, TEU.