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Drugs, cash and weapons seized downtown Vernon

Two people were arrested during a drug bust near the Green Valley Motel over the weekend.
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April 08, 2014 - 4:13 PM

VERNON - A significant amount of cocaine, heroin and other drugs were seized over the weekend, along with thousands of dollars stuffed inside the culprit’s shoe.

Around 3:15 p.m. Saturday a car caught the eye of a police officer conducting routine patrols in the area of 25 Avenue and 35 Street.

The vehicle turned onto 34 Street and suddenly veered into the access road to the Green Valley Motel. This activity prompted the cop to pull up beside the car.

A man wearing a hoodie and ball cap exited the car and walked away, leaving the door ajar. When the cop confronted him and asked for his driver’s license, the man said he didn’t have one.

“At this point the suspect became nervous, and very fidgety,” RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says.

A search of the suspect turned up a small plastic vial of suspected heroin and roughly $2000 cash in his jacket pocket. The 28-year-old Vernon man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, while a 22-year-old female passenger sitting on an extendable baton was arrested for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Police learned she was on recognizance conditions out of Prince Rupert and breaching her curfew.

Back at the cells, an additional $7900 cash was found in the man’s shoe. A thorough search of the car turned up a substantial amount of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin. Pills were also located along with other weapons. Both suspects are expected to appear in court Monday.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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