March 22, 2013 - 4:46 PM
Lumby/Cherryville RCMP have been busy recently with drug and alcohol related arrests.
On March 10, Mounties seized cocaine after pulling a driver over for speeding.
The vehicle was travelling 19 km/hr over the limit on Schuswap Hill on Highway 6, just east of Lumby. Police searched the vehicle discovering cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The passenger, a 49-year-old Edgewood man faces charges of possession of a narcotic. The driver was tested for alcohol and blew over the legal limit.
Officers were called to the government liquor store at Sheardown's Plaza on the night of March 19 because someone allegedly threw a rock through the window of the front door. Though unsuccessful at entering the store, there is a surveillance video showing the young man breaking the glass wearing jeans, a black jacket and red gloves. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Lumby detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On March 21, police pulled a driver over for a simple broken tail light within village limits at about 2 a.m. and found he had been drinking. His vehicle was impounded for a week. In addition, the driver wasn't licensed, had no insurance and was in breach of release conditions not to consume alcohol.
Police want the public to know they've received a number of calls about marijuana grow-ops in the area but all have turned out to be licensed. While people may be upset when this type of operation pops up next door, there are no provisions in place for police to inspect them because they're regulated by the Federal Government. RCMP still encourage calls if a suspected grow-op is in the area. Police will investigate and determine if criminal activity is taking place.
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