Suspicious activity in Vernon parking lot leads to drug bust

Alert citizen informs Vernon RCMP after seeing men "snorting something on a piece of paper" in the Walmart parking lot.

When two people appeared to be snorting something off a piece of paper just before 11 p.m. in Vernon’s Walmart parking lot, the curious onlooked decided to tell RCMP about it.

Police responded to the call, and an officer was able to locate the suspect vehicle driving southbound in the 3200 block of 27th Street.

The driver of the truck was identified as a 32-year-old man from the Salmon Arm area.

“He was found to be in possession of 111 grams of cocaine powder, 1.9 grams of heroin, 1.4 grams of marijuana, four cell phones and a jamming device,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The jamming device, he explained, helps jam police radios and celluar phones.

The Shuswap man was taken into custody and was expected to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Monday to face drug-related charges.