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Police teach Armstrong drug dealer a lesson

RCMP Spokesperson Gord Molendyk
April 14, 2014 - 11:15 AM

VERNON - A young Armstrong man sporting a jacket emblazoned with the words ‘CAN’T STOP THE CROOKS’ may need a new wardrobe after police arrested him for trafficking an array of drugs.

Last Thursday around 5:30 p.m., the 23-year-old was driving and talking on his cell phone in Vernon. Police pulled him over and noticed they were dealing with more than distracted driving.

Three cell phones were ringing constantly, and police discovered about 30 grams of cocaine, magic mushrooms, LSD, and meth, along with $500 in cash, RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says.

The man was issued a ticket for being a class 7 Novice driver on his cell phone, not displaying his N, and having no validation tag displayed on his license plate—all of which earned him a total of $380 dollars in traffic fines.

As for the drugs, he’s been released on a promise to appear in court July 10, 2014.

“We might not be able to ‘stop the crooks,’ but perhaps we can slow them down a bit and maybe they don’t mind paying for some of their actions,” said the cop who arrested him.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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