Police make numerous drug seizures

Drug Task Force officers have had a busy week, turning up heroin, cocaine, marijuana and a prohibited weapon in the South Okanagan.

On Sept. 22 officers pulled over a vehicle on Atkinson Street in Penticton and arrested two male occupants for marijuana trafficking. Following this, officers executed a drug search warrant in the 100 block of Chatham Place, locating and seizing approximately 15 ounces of marijuana, a substantial amount of cash and a tazer.

Cory Maurice Alexander, 27, was held for court the next day where he was released on bail facing charges of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a prohibited weapon. The other male was released with no charges.

On this same day the Penticton RCMP Community Safety Team officers arrested a 29-year-old male from Summerland in a parking lot just off of Highway 97 in Westbank. A search of the male's vehicle turned up approximately two pounds of marijuana plus a substantial amount of cash. The male was released to appear in court at a later date facing a charge of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

A drug search warrant executed on Sept. 28 in the 800 block of Weyburn Street in Penticton turned up quantities of cocaine, heroin and a substantial amount of cash. Drug Task Force officers arrested a 30-year-old male who was held in custody for court on Oct. 5. He is facing charges of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of heroin and breach of his bail conditions. The man was on bail for allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover police officer earlier in 2011. Police also located an adult female and a five-year-old child in the residence. No charges are anticipated on the female, said RCMP.

On Sept. 29 officers arrested a 21-year-old female in the same area of Weyburn Street who was found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana and cocaine. The woman was released on bail conditions and is facing charges of trafficking in and possession of marijuana and cocaine.


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