Drug Trafficking Operation Busted

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Officers with Penticton’s "Street Enforcement Unit" (SEU) take down local drug trafficking operation.

Over the past two weeks, officers with Penticton’s "Street Enforcement Unit" (SEU) conducted an investigation into a local drug trafficking operation. The investigation focused on a residence located on Lakeside Road, in which the residents were believed to be trafficking drugs.

On January 15th, 2020, officers from SEU, along with assistance from the "Targeted Enforcement Unit" (TEU) and front-line officers, executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) at the residence.

Officers arrested two males and two females inside the residence.

During the search, officers seized a stolen shotgun and a .22 rifle, in addition to a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. A stolen Miele coffee machine which had been taken from a nearby property was also recovered.

Numerous charges against those arrested will be forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service.

"All officers within the South Okanagan remain proactive in efforts to prevent illegal drugs and dangerous weapons from being on our streets." says Constable James Grandy.