An Oliver hand and two other Okanagan area males could face drug charges after police seized significant quantities of drugs and cash from two vehicles during a road check.
In the early morning hours of Sept. 18, general duty members of the Kelowna RCMP were conducting a road check on the inbound lanes of the William R. Bennett Bridge. At about 12:45 a.m., police stopped a black Mazda sedan and subsequently arrested a 33 year old Oliver man for possession of a controlled substance. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of nearly 1.5 pounds of marihuana and some drug paraphernalia.
Minutes later, police stopped a black Ford Flex. Further investigation lead the arrest of a 25 year old Peachland man and a 40 year old Vernon man. The vehicle was searched and police seized over 2.6 ounces of powder cocaine, over 3.6 ounces of crystal meth, $2,000 cash and six cellular phones.
“It is great, proactive work like this, that our members are doing daily, that helps stem the flow of drugs into our community,” said Supt. Nick Romanchuk, officer in charge of the Kelowna RCMP. “Their dedication to the communities in which they live and serve is evidenced by their efforts to keep the Okanagan safe.”
All three men have since been released on Promises to Appear for Court at a later date and face potential charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.