October 17, 2013 - 4:56 PM
CHILD FOUND AT BUST PLACED WITH FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE
PENTICTON - A toddler was caught in the middle of a drug bust Wednesday at an apartment building in the 900 block of Fairview Road.
RCMP officers arrested Mandy Jo Squakin, 28, and an unidentified man, 28, using a search warrant for their apartment and in the process found a four-year-old child watching television.
Investigators seized 15 grams of methamphetamine, 14 grams of cocaine, cell phones and drug trafficking paraphernalia, including an air pistol replica handgun.
The pair was transported to the Penticton RCMP detachment were they were held in custody. The unidentified male was released without charges. Squakin was let go and is facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine. She is expected to appear at the Penticton courthouse on Oct. 23.
Police say the Ministry of Children and Family Development arranged to have the little girl placed with a member of her family.
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