Police service dog Jet assisted South Okanagan RCMP in locating a significant haul of illegal drugs on Monday.
“This is a significant drug seizure and by the members seizing these drugs it prevented them from harming our communities by being sold on the streets,” said Const. Lesley Smith.
On Dec. 9 the South Okanagan Traffic Services and members from South Okanagan RCMP detachments conducted an impaired driving road check on Highway 3 in Osoyoos. An eastbound vehicle approached the road check.
As a result of the check, Jet, a narcotics trained police dog, located four kilograms of marijuana, 750 grams of cocaine, several containers of various illicit steroids and 197 tablets of what RCMP suspect is oxycodone. Although Smith would not give an estimate of what the drugs would be worth, it is most likely around $120,000 at street value.
Two males, aged 26 and 28 years old, from the Lower Mainland remain in police custody at this time pending further investigation. Smith said the males were released on a recognizance and charges have not been laid as of yet.