Penticton RCMP issue warning to drug dealers

Penticton RCMP arrest pair on a number of drug charges and breaches of their conditions.



Penticton RCMP have issued a warning to drug dealers after making a number of recent arrests.

“I am encouraged by the success of our Targeted Enforcement Unit in this case,” said Superintendent Kevin Hewco. “All drug dealers in this community should be nervous that TEU will be on their doorstep next.”

Two South Okanagan females are facing several charges after RCMP made arrests on June 22 in Penticton. Police said it started when members of the Penticton Targeted Enforcement Unit attended an address in the 1400 block of Penticton Avenue in the early afternoon trying to serve a document on a male.

As Targeted Enforcement Unit members were speaking to the male on the deck of the residence, 23-year-old Natasha Clifton exited the home.

RCMP said Clifton was on court ordered conditions not to be found in Penticton and they arrested her for the breach.

According to police, Clifton was found to be in possession of a knife contrary to another condition as well as methamphetamine and heroin packaged for sale.

Later that same day the Targeted Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant on the same residence and arrested Jennifer Montgomery, 30. They also seized a quantity of methamphetamine, heroin and prescription medication.

Clifton faces one charge of possession of a controlled substance, two charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and four counts of breach of recognizance. Montgomery is facing one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and three counts of breach of recognizance. Both have been remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in court today.