Window of opportunity bad for alleged drug trafficker

Vernon RCMP detachment

VERNON - Police didn’t have to look hard to make an arrest early this morning—they just had to peer through a window.

While checking up on an individual with an 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, a Vernon cop noticed the suspect through a window. The 22-year-old man was cutting a substance with a razor blade in the company of several other people.

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says the man was arrested and held in a cell to answer to drug trafficking charges.

“Here’s an individual who is bound by a judicial court order to be in his residence from that time period and probably gets checked very regularly,” Molendyk says. “I guess he thought he would use his time while he was in on his curfew to get ready for the next day.”

A search warrant of the residence turned up roughly 50 grams of suspected cocaine, 50 grams of marijuana, and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.

The man is expected to appear in court Tuesday.

His acquaintances were released without charges.

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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