Heroin, cocaine and morphine grabbed in Penticton drug busts

Penticton RCMP arrested 3 people on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, all who face drug possession and trafficking charges.

PENTICTON – It was a very busy Thursday for the RCMP in Penticton as officers arrested 3 drug dealers in 3 separate busts.

A 40-year-old man is out on bail after police pulled over his vehicle on Martin Street. Police says they found heroin and prescription morphine pills.

The suspect, who has a lengthy criminal record, is also wanted on 6 warrants out of Grande Prairie, Alta. He’s been charged with possession and trafficking.

Members of the RCMP’s Drug Task Force also scooped up a drug dealer on Duncan Avenue in west Penticton after a foot chase.

The Penticton man, 41, is facing drug related charges along with resisting arrest and escaping lawful custody. It turns out the suspect was on probation for break and enter.

He’s cooling his heels behind bars and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Proving you’re never to old to deal cocaine, a Penticton woman, 62, will be appearing in court to face charges of possession and trafficking.

RCMP say they arrested the woman after a search of her vehicle on Martin Street turned up 2 oz. of cocaine along with drug trafficking paraphernalia.

She was released from custody on a promise to appear in court when a date is scheduled.

To contact the reporter for this story, email halexander@infotelnews.ca or call 250-491-0331.


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