Teen busted two times in one month in Penticton for drugs

Penticton teen was arrested by RCMP Drug Task officers for trafficking methamphatmine and picked up eight days later for similar charges.

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A Penticton teen was arrested by RCMP Drug Task officers for trafficking methamphatmine and picked up eight days later for similar charges.

Cpl. Brad Myhre said the male, who was 17 at the time of his arrest on May 28, was arrested in the 700 block of Main Street for trafficking methamphetamine. He was found in posession of the drug, trafficking paraphernalia and a concealed weapon. At that time, RCMP said he was also facing another drug trafficking charge (marijuana) from Penticton in March 2013 and several criminal charges out of Keremeos.

On June 5, the male, who had since turned 18 and now an adult, was arrested again by Mounties. This time he was on Eckhardt Avenue where he was again found to be in possession of methamphetamine and another concealed weapon. Mhyre said the male was held in custody for court facing several new charges.