Vernon North Okanagan RCMP execute a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant on a local residence, with two arrested, facing possible drug trafficking and other related charges.
RCMP say on Thursday they investigated a residence located in the 3400 block of 21st Avenue in Vernon, as a suspected drug trafficking location. Police say officers observed a man and woman leave the residence in a vehicle, who attempted to flee from police by accelerating through a red light at the intersection of Highway 97 and 25th Avenue. RCMP were able to contain the vehicle and the driver and female passenger were taken into custody.
Subsequent to the arrest, a search warrant was executed on the subject residence. During the search warrant, police seized a large quantity of drugs to which they believe to be fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine. Also seized was a prohibited weapon, Canadian Currency, and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.
The 53 year old man and 52 year old woman, both of Vernon, were released from police custody on conditions for a future court date to face charges of possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and firearm offences. The man will also face a charge of dangerous driving.
“This is the third drug trafficking house search warrant in just over five weeks, executed by our unit.” States Sgt. David Evans, of the Targeted Policing Unit. “We are committed to continuing to target drug trafficking in the community - especially when it involves the trafficking of fentanyl.”