Penticton woman busted for drug, firearm possession

RCMP arrested a Penticton woman for drug and firearm offences last week.

A 44-year-old Penticton woman was arrested for drug and firearm violations following an RCMP vehicle check.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Nanaimo Avenue on March 13. Cori Ann Mitchell and a 34-year-old Naramata resident were arrested for drug offenses. A drug search warrant was used to comb through a house on 700 block of Argyle Street.

Officers found methamphetamine and marijuana plus trafficking paraphernalia and a loaded rifle.

Mitchell was charged with having methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, marijuana  possession, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of a firearm while prohibited from doing so.

She was released from court on bail. RCMP said she has previous drug trafficking convictions from both Penticton and Kelowna police.

The male suspect was released shortly after his arrest and faces a single charge of possession of methamphetamine. He also has a previous conviction for drug trafficking in Penticton.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Quesnel at squesnel@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065.

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