Two people have been arrested after RCMP issued a warrant on a suspected Vernon drug house.
Police say a 53 year old man and 52 year old woman were seen leaving a suspected drug trafficking residence in the 3400 block of 21st Avenue Thursday.
“Prior to 7:30 pm officers observed a male and female leave the residence in a vehicle, who attempted to flee from police by accelerating through a red light at the intersection of Highway 97 and 25th, Ave,” says Cst. Kelly Brett. “Police were able to contain the vehicle and the male driver and female passenger were taken into custody without further incident.”
Mounties later issued a search warrant on the residence, seizing a large quantity of drugs believed to be fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine.
A prohibited weapon, cash, and other drug trafficking paraphernalia were also seized.
The suspects from Vernon were released from custody, and will appear in court to face charges of possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and firearm offences.
The man will also face an additional charge of dangerous driving.
This is the third drug trafficking house search warrant in just over five weeks, executed by our unit,” says Sgt. David Evans, of the Targeted Policing Unit. “We are committed to continuing to target drug trafficking in the community – especially when it involves the trafficking of fentanyl.”