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Vernon RCMP break up alleged trafficking operation

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP have cut off an alleged dial-a-dope drug trafficking operation.

Members of the local detachment’s targeted policing unit conducted an operation which led to the arrest Tuesday of two men in a vehicle parked in the area of 27th Street and 43rd Avenue.

Police say a 40-year-old Alberta man was the passenger. He was arrested for possession of a narcotic and he was released on a promise to appear in the court.

According to police, the driver was found to be in possession of numerous baggies of cocaine and heroin packaged for street-level sale. He also was found to be in possession of cash proceeds and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.

The man, 26, from the Lower Mainland, was held in custody pending a scheduled court appearance Wednesday to face two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

“This type of investigation is part of the ongoing crime reduction strategy by this unit to deal with the drugs and reduce crime in our city,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Sgt. Dave Evans.

 

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