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Heroin, cocaine and meth seized

Penticton pair facing numerous drug charges

A local man and woman are facing numerous drug and other charges thanks to the watchful eyes of Penticton RCMP’s targeted enforcement unit.

Officers spotted persons known to them in a van in the Wal-Mart parking lot about 2:15 p.m. Sept. 20 and began surveillance.

According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth as a result of suspicious activity, people going to and from the vehicle, police moved in about 4 p.m.

Arrested and charged three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking were Elkena Michael Knauff, 32, and Cheryl Aeichele, 39.

Police reportedly seized of a quantity of suspected heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Knauff was also charged with breach of probation.

Both appeared in Penticton Provincial Court Monday.

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