Penticton RCMP make historic PCP bust Thursday

RCMP make historic PCP bust on Thursday in Penticton
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Three Kelowna residents were busted in Penticton Thursday for PCP possession.

Two men and a woman were arrested on the 300 block of Riverside Drive. Officers nabbed one male with a "substantial" amount of PCP. He was released and its anticipated he'll be charged later with trafficking and possession. What is unusual is the PCP itself. This is believed to be the first seizure of the drug in the South Okanagan in recent history.

PCP was much more common in the 70s and 80s.

The other man and woman had crack cocaine and heroin and face charges of possession and trafficking. All three have criminal records.

The RCMP detachment was busy Thursday. Officers also nabbed two Penticton residents in a vehicle on Wade Avenue. An 18-year-old woman was arrested and released to face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in crack cocaine. The other person, a man, was released and was not charged.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Quesnel at, call 250-488-3065 or tweet @shannonquesnel1

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