Vernon drug trafficking investigation leads to arrest - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Vernon drug trafficking investigation leads to arrest

June 08, 2017 - 1:58 PM

VERNON - A local man was arrested last week in connection with a dial-a-dope drug trafficking investigation.

Last Friday, June 2, 2017 police completed the investigation and arrested a 27-year-old Vernon man, Dana Kirton, in the 1000 block of Kalamalka Lake Road, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a release.

At the time of arrest Kirton was found in possession of cocaine and heroin believed to be for the purpose of trafficking along with other drug trafficking paraphernalia, Moskaluk says.

Police did not release the quantities of drugs seized.

Kirton appeared before a judicial justice of the peace and was released on conditions for a court appearance on June 22.

“The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP encourages anyone with information regarding illicit drug trafficking taking place in our community to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477,” Moskaluk says.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston or call 250-309-5230 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile