Drug search warrant leads to two arrests in Penticton

RCMP arrest Penticton woman and Naramata man after drugs, trafficking paraphernalia and a loaded rifle seized from a home.

Drugs, trafficking paraphernalia and a loaded rifle were seized from a home in Penticton by RCMP executing a search warrant.

On March 13 Penticton RCMP Drug Task Force officers stopped a vehicle on Nanaimo Avenue and a 44-year-old female resident of Penticton and a 34-year-old male resident of Naramata were arrested for drug offences. Cpl. Brad Myhre said following the vehicle stop a drug search warrant was executed on a house in the 700 block of Argyle Street in Penticton. RCMP said as a result of the arrest officers located quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana plus trafficking paraphernalia and a loaded rifle.

Cori Ann Mitchell faces charges of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of marijuana, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of a firearm while prohibited from doing so. Mitchell was subsequently released from court on bail. RCMP said she has previous drug trafficking convictions from both Penticton and Kelowna.

Myhre said the male suspect was released shortly after his arrest and faces a single charge of possession of methamphetamine. RCMP said the male also has a previous conviction for drug trafficking in Penticton.