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Preschoolers in car during arrest of alleged cocaine dealer

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June 07, 2013 - 6:16 PM

A man arrested in his car for trafficking cocaine had two preschool-age children and a woman as passengers.

The 33-year-old Penticton man was arrested in a parking lot in the 2200 block of Main Street in Penticton. He was released after a bail hearing. He faces a charge of trafficking cocaine. Police say he had a lengthy criminal history.

In another incident in the same parking lot, two men were arrested after police found they were carrying cocaine packaged for street level sales. They also had smaller quanties of marijuana and presciption pills.

In this second incident, a 31-year-old Penticton man faces charges of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine. A 22-year-old Kelowna man faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine. 

Both were held for court and released on conditions. Both had previous criminal histories.

In yet another incident that occurred shortly after the first two, officers attempted to arrest a 24-year-old Penticton man riding a stolen mountain bike. He fled from police on the bicycle before being arrested a short distance away. Police discovered he was carrying methamphetamine and a concealed weapon.

He was held for court on several charges including escaping arrest, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking. 

He was released on conditions from court. He has a long criminal history.

And finally, police arrested a 20-year-old man with no prior criminal history in the 2100 block of Main Street. He was in possession of crystal methamphetamine and trafficking paraphernalia. He was released on conditions after a bail hearing.

All the crimes took place over two days; June 6 and 7, 2013.

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