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Warrant leads to two arrests on drug charges in the South Okanagan

Penticton RCMP's Targetted Enforcement Unit arrested two women on drug related charges following a visit to a Penticton Avenue residence June 22, 2016.
June 29, 2016 - 8:30 AM

PENTICTON - Police visits to a Penticton residence resulted in three warrants executed last Wednesday night.

Two South Okanagan women face several controlled drug and substance charges following subsequent police arrests on Wednesday, June 22.

Members of Penticton RCMP’s Targetted Enforcement Unit visited an address in the 1400 block of Penticton Avenue, attempting to serve a document to a man residing at that address.

While speaking to the man, 23-year-old Natasha Clifton left the house. She was on a court order not to be in Penticton and was arrested for breach.

During the arrest, police found a knife on her person, contrary to another condition. She was also found to be carrying a quantity of meth and heroin packaged for sale.

Clifton faces two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of a controlled substance and four counts of breach of recognizance.

Later that evening, the task force returned to the residence with a search warrant for drugs, arresting 30-year-old Jennifer Montgomery. Police seized a quantity of meth, heroin and prescription medication.

Montgomery faces one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and three counts of breach of recognizance.

Both women were remanded in custody for their next court appearance scheduled for June 29.

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