Drug arrests made after investigation

Vernon-North Okanagan task force officers were conducting an investigation on three Vernon residents

An investigation into cocaine trafficking led to three arrests Thursday.

Vernon-North Okanagan task force officers were conducting an investigation on three Vernon residents for suspected cocaine trafficking shortly before 2 p.m.

“The investigation led to the arrest of two men, aged 28 and 19, and one 19 year-old woman, all from Vernon,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“They were all in a 1998 Chevy car in the 3100 block of 19th Street.”

The 28-year-old man was found to be in possession of approximately half-an-ounce of cocaine.

He was taken into custody and later released on a promise to appear in court to face a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The other two individuals were not detained by police.