Newborn found during raid at Penticton drug house

A five-day-old baby was found in a Penticton drug house that was raided Thursday by police.RCMP logo

RCMP Drug Task Force leader Cpl. Brad Myhre said in a press release the newborn was found “in close proximity to drugs and drug paraphernalia” at the home on the 700 block of Toronto Avenue.

The baby’s mother was not present and the Ministry of Children and Family Development was notified, said Myhre.

Police also raided a motel room on Lakeshore Drive and detained occupants of three separate vehicles as part of the larger drug sweep.

A total of 11 people were arrested, although just five were charged with offences, including possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, possession of prohibited weapons and obstruction of police officers.

Myhre said one of the men taken to jail had warrants for his arrest in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, all under different names.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Frozen beef burgers recalled for possible E. coli contamination
Telethon dials up support for kids
Feisty kitty a survivor
Herman goes to Africa
Sparwood all-candidates forum well-attended
Isabella Dicken kids in Fernie get to grips with science
East Kootenay schools get playground cash
Shipping company names new ship after the city
Construction begins on Okanagan Innovation Centre

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.