Variety of drugs, stolen goods seized

A Vernon man faces drugs- and stolen property-related charges following a significant bust Wednesday.

A Vernon man faces drugs- and stolen property-related charges following a significant bust Wednesday.

The 27-year-old man, who police say is well known to them, was originally arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

“During the arrest, approximately 63 grams of cocaine, five grams of heroin and methamphetamine and $4,600 in cash were seized,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Later in the day, officers got a search warrant for a motorhome parked in the 3700 block of Pleasant Valley Road that was associated with the suspect.

Inside the motorhome, police recovered a stolen, disassembled 12-gauge shotgun along with a quantity of stolen power tools, a portable generator, several laptop computers, cameras and a quantity of jewelry.

Officers have been able to identify the owners of some of the stolen property already.

“Investigations like this one are part of our strategic priorities for the Vernon-North Okanagan detachment in our attempts to continue to reduce the crime in our communities,” said Cpl. Red Leibel of the Vernon RCMP.

The suspect was slated to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Thursday.