Vernon RCMP arrest trio at problem home

House identified as being used to traffic street-level quantities of drugs

Three men have been arrested by RCMP at a Vernon home known to police.

RCMP executed a search warrant Wednesday, Aug. 22, at home in the 3500 block of 24th Avenue

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP’s Targeted Policing Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on a residence deemed a problem premise.

RELATED: RCMP make drug bust at Vernon home

RELATED: Needle buy-back initiative launched by Vernon citizen

At the time police served the warrant, several people were at the location. Three were arrested for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and they were taken into police custody.

The search resulted in the seizure of large quantities of what police believe to be cocaine and heroin/fentanyl along with Canadian cash and other items related to drug trafficking.

“The residence, where the warrant was executed, was identified as a problem premise in our community being used to traffic street-level quantities of drugs,” said Cpl. Dan Pollock of the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Targeted Policing Unit. “Our efforts will continue to disrupt activities at this location until the illegal activity ceases.”

The three subjects were released from custody while the RCMP continues its investigation and considers charges.

Prior to the search warrant being executed, a stolen vehicle was seen leaving the home at which time police located the vehicle and arrested one man, who remains in custody for possession of stolen property and theft of a motor vehicle.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Don’t take hair into your own hands, urge Okanagan stylists

New Vernon shop expects high demand come May, since opening delayed

Virtual physio connects patients with Vernon practitioners

Many local physiotherapists are ready to assist, online

Burning permits doused in pair of North Okanagan electoral areas

Regional District of North Okanagan Areas B and C cancel permits to combat COVID-19 virus

Vernon, Kelowna denturists hit hard amid COVID-19

Okanagan denture clinics wonders if they’ll ever be able sustain the sting of pandemic

No need to press the walk button at Vernon crosswalks

City automating intersections in response to COVID-19

B.C. records first at-home death from COVID-19, but 70+ hospital patients have recovered

Total of 970 novel coronavirus cases in B.C., with the majority in the Lower Mainland area

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

Ferries working on schedule shifts to keep workers safe

Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19

Temporary free parking reduces need for keypads, contact

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic

Province adds online resources to help parents at home

COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

Libraries are closed due to COVID-19 but downloads are available through Okanagan Regional Library

Canadian COVID-19 round-up: Air Canada cuts 15,000 jobs, 90% of flights

Comprehensive Canadian news update as of 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 30.

Most Read