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Vernon men nabbed in Prairie bust
Two Vernon men are facing drug charges after an arrest in a Saskatoon hotel.
An RCMP roving traffic unit informed Saskatoon police on Oct. 24 of a stop that had been conducted on a highway near Vanscoy.
Two Kelowna men were inside the vehicle where an RCMP officer found almost 13 pounds of marijuana divided into 26 packages.
A man in the vehicle produced a licence to be in possession of medical marijuana, so the two were permitted to continue to Saskatoon.
It was members of the Saskatoon Police Service who witnessed the same two Kelowna residents meet with two men at a Saskatoon hotel.
While the Kelowna residents left the city, officers arrested the two men from Vernon as they left the hotel allegedly in possession of the packaged marijuana.
Jason Fedirchuk, 30, and James Rinsma, 45, were both charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Each made their first appearance in Saskatoon Provincial Court Monday.
Both were released from custody and both had their matters adjourned until November, Fedirchuk on Nov. 5 and Rinsma on Nov. 26.