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Plain clothes cops arrest dealers

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Mounties have again nabbed drug dealers in a stealthly plain-clothes operation in downtown Kelowna.

The three suspected "dial-a-dope" drug dealers were arrested last night after each was observed conducting business in separate, unrelated incidents. Police seized various quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin as well as drug paraphernalia, cell phones and cash.

A 26-year-old Kelowna man, a 23-year-old Falkland man and a 23-year-old West Kelowna man face potential charges of trafficking and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. They have been held in custody until court sometime today.

As well, a 31-year-old Kelowna man and a 35-year-old Lake Country woman face potential charges of possession of a controlled substance. Const. Kris Clark says the man was in one vehicle and the woman in another as police closed in on drug dealers during transactions. They have both been released to appear in court at a later date.

The arrests were made by officers of the Kelowna RCMP Drug Section, Prolific Offender Suppression Team and Property Crime Units who are increasing their presence in the city.

"This is in line with our crime reduction strategies to create a safer Kelowna," says Const. Clark.

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