Cops seize cocaine in busts

Vernon RCMP’s community response unit was able to take some more cocaine off city streets in a pair of separate busts.

The unit stopped a vehicle on 30th Avenue at 3:10 a.m. March 3 and found the 22-year-old male driver from Vancouver to be in possession of five rocks of crack cocaine and about $200 in  cash. Police then obtained a warrant to search the man’s motel room.

Inside the room they discovered a further 11 grams of crack and seized $2,400.

The man was to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Monday to face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, breach of an undertaking and a breach of his probation.

Earlier in the week, the community response unit conducted a search at a residence in the 3800 block of 22nd Avenue, and found 2.7 ounces of coke and several thousand dollars in cash.

A 25-year-old man from Kelowna was arrested in the home. He is expected to face charges at a later date.



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