Police officers seize cocaine

Vernon Mounties were able to arrest a man in what they call a dial-a-dope campaign.

The 25-year-old man was arrested in the city at around noon Jan. 13.

He was found to be in possession of several individually packaged amounts of cocaine, along with some trafficking paraphernalia.

“The way dial-a-dope works is you phone me, ask for whatever kind of drug, I drive out and deliver it to you,” explained Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk when asked to clarify ‘dial-a-dope.’

“It’s a police term, one we coined for that type of activity.”

Molendyk said officers who work in drug units receive information from a number of ways in the community.

This particular arrest was the result of following up on information on the suspect.

Molendyk did not have full details of the man’s arrest.

The suspect was released from custody on a promise to appear in court. He is facing a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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