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Vernon man arrested during Kelowna road block
Three Okanagan men could face drug charges after police seized significant quantities of drugs and cash from two vehicles during a road check Wednesday.
Just before 1 a.m., Kelowna RCMP were conducting a road check on the William R. Bennett Bridge when officers stopped a stopped a black Ford Flex.
“Further investigation lead the arrest of a 25-year-old Peachland man and a 40-year-old Vernon man,” said Cst. Kris Clark, with the RCMP.
“The vehicle was searched and police seized more than 2.6 ounces of powder cocaine, more than 3.6 ounces of crystal meth, $2,000 in cash and six cellular phones.”
Just prior to this incident, officers during the same road check also stopped a black Mazda sedan and arrested a 33-year-old Oliver man for possession of a controlled substance.
A search of that vehicle led to the seizure of 1.5 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
All three men have since been released on promises to appear in court at a later date and face potential charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.