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Penticton drug task force busy with three meth busts

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Three methamphetamine busts over a span of six days kept Penticton RCMP Drug Task Force officers busy.

Michael William Harfman, 45, was arrested on Feb. 14 after being located driving a vehicle on Eckhardt Avenue. Harfman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and was held for court where he was subsequently was denied bail.

On Feb. 20 at 5:55 p.m. Brannick Joseph Rioux, 19, was arrested on Main Street and charged with possession for the purpose of tricking, trafficking a controlled substance and possession of a concealed weapon. RCMP said Rioux had methamphetamine, marijuana, and two concealed weapons — a knife and a machete — in his possession. Rioux was held for court and was subsequently denied bail.

Less than an hour later, at 6:28 p.m., drug task force officers arrested Sarah Noreen Scott, 29 on Main Street. Scott was arrested with methamphetamine, cash, a cell phone and a prohibited weapon. She was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking a controlled substance and possession of a prohibited weapon and was also denied bail.

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