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Mounties clean up during drug sweep

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January 30, 2013 - 3:30 PM

A crime reduction drug sweep in Kelowna last week resulted in the arrest of nine people who may now face various drug possession and trafficking charges.

Mounties say arrests came after a number of unrelated investigations into drug trafficking in the Kelowna area. They say their drug crime units used various techniques to observe actives and gather evidence during suspected drug transactions. Police seized heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, methamphetamine, steroids and prescription pills as well as cash and drug paraphernalia.

Madison Fine, 20, of Kelowna is charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance. She remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 5.

Matthew Wiebe, 34, and Adam Pentony-Woolwoch, 24, of Kelowna are charged with possession of a controlled substance. Wiebe is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 31. Pentony-Woolwoch appears March 7.

Cameron Ford, 46, of Kelowna is charged with trafficking and possession of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 5. A 45-year-old man arrested with Ford was released without charges.

Vikeshwar Singh, 27, of Kelowna is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. Nathan Rae, 27, of Surrey is charged with trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Both are scheduled to appear in court Feb. 4.

A 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old female both from Kelowna have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. The male also faces charges of trafficking and remains in custody at this time. He will appear in court Feb. 5. The female will appear in court Jan. 31.

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