Pair of alleged heroin dealers nabbed by Penticton drug squad

One of the men arrested had six warrants out of Alberta

Two alleged heroin dealers were arrested Thursday by the Penticton RCMP Drug Task Force.

Mounties busted a 40-year-old man in a vehicle on Martin Street who was allegedly found with an unspecified quantity of heroin and morphine pills, according to an RCMP press release.

The unidentified man was charged with two drug-related offences and appeared in court Friday. He was subsequently released on bail. Police say he also had six warrants for his arrest out of Grande Prairie, Alta.

Officers also arrested a 62-year-old woman in a vehicle on Martin Street who was allegedly in possession of two ounces of cocaine and trafficking equipment. She was released, but is expected to face charges at a later date.

The release does not indicate if her case is related to the 40-year-old man’s file, or to the arrest of a 41-year-old man who was nabbed the same day at a home on Duncan Avenue West following a foot chase.

That man was charged with trafficking in heroin, resisting arrest and escaping lawful custody. He is behind bars pending a court appearance Tuesday.