Daylight drug deal nets Oliver man trafficking charge in Kelowna

Illegal drugs seized by RCMP following the arrest of a 21-year-old Oliver man in Kelowna, Thursday, July 7, 2016.
Image Credit: RCMP handout

KELOWNA - RCMP say a drug deal conducted in broad daylight led to the arrest of an Oliver man and charges of possession and trafficking.

RCMP media spokesperson Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release the 21-year-old man was arrested just before 1 p.m. today, July 7, after police allege he sold drugs to a second man in the 500-block of Gaston Avenue in Kelowna’s north end.

Police allege the man resisted arrest and tried to destroy evidence even though he was partially handcuffed. More police arriving on scene helped subude the man, O’Donaghey says.

A second man police allege was the first man’s possible customer was arrested but released without charges.

O’Donaghey says a police service dog used to search the suspect’s vehicle discovered 40 bags of heroin and 27 bags of crack cocaine, although that has yet to be confirmed.

The man was released from custody and will appear in court in October facing chages of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking.

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