Two arrested during plainclothes RCMP operation

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OSOYOOS - A plainclothes RCMP operation netted two arrests between April 16 and 17 as Mounties spent the day watching people and cars coming and going in downtown Osoyoos.

Both arrests took place on the second day of the operation. The first happened at 1:47 a.m. when police noticed a grey 2008 Chevrolet Impala driving in an unusual manner. Officers pulled the car over at Main and 87 Street and found the man at the wheel had a cell phone though he was ordered by the court not to carry one. Police conducted a search and found drugs in the man's possession. He was arrested, the vehicle was then searched and 180 grams of marijuana was seized from the trunk of the car.

The 19-year-old Kelowna man faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and breach of recognizance.

The second arrest took place around 4:20 a.m. Police stopped a red 1993 Honda Civic on Highway 3 near Meadowlark Drive. The driver failed to produce a licence and gave police several false names. He was arrested for obstructing a police officer. Mounties also discovered he was driving while prohibited. A search of the car revealed a pair of brass knuckles and a small quantity of suspected crystal meth.

The 41-year-old man from Grand Forks faces charges of driving while prohibited and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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