Dial a dope business line goes dead after bust

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VERNON - The RCMP have once again cut the line on a dial a dope trafficking business operating in the city.

The investigation wrapped up Feb. 25 when the targeted police unit arrested two men in a vehicle parked in the area of 27 Street and 43 Avenue.

The man at the wheel was a 26-year-old from the Lower Mainland. He was arrested for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Numerous baggies of cocaine and heroin packaged for street level sale were found on him, along with cash and other drug trafficking paraphernalia. He was held in custody to attend court to face two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

The passenger was a 40-year-old man from Alberta. He was arrested for simple possession and released on a promise to appear in court at a future date.

"This type of investigation is part of the ongoing crime reduction strategy by this unit to deal with the drugs and reduce crime in our city," Sgt. Dave Evans said.

To contact a reporter for this story, email chelston@infotelnews.ca, call 250-309-5230.

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