Police hammer local drug trade

Police suspect Fentanol laced drugs were seized in last week's raid

Two women were arrested last week after police raided a home on Auburn Cresent.

 

Princeton RCMP put a large dent in the local drug trade last week when officers raided a home on Auburn Crescent.

“The store is closed,” said Sergeant Barry Kennedy.

Police executed a search warrant at a home in the 500 Block, Tuesday, September 13.

They seized quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, hashish and hallucinogens, as well as a large amount of cash.

“We suspect that the drugs contain fentanyl,” said Kennedy. “We are having that analyzed.”

Three suspects were taken into custody and two local women, ages 38 and 22, are facing charges of possession of schedule substances for the purposes of trafficking.

“We’re hoping that will make a significant reduction in the drug trafficking that’s going on in town,” said Kennedy.

Numerous calls from concerned residents alerted police to the drug house, he said.

“We had been receiving several complaints in the neighborhood about high volumes of traffic and suspicious activity. We had the place under surveillance for quite some time, probably three or four months.”

Members of Keremeos RCMP and the South Okanagan Penticton Regional General Investigation Section aided local police.

“We can get the resources when we need them.”

The two women appeared in court in Penticton and were released with conditions. They will appear in Princeton court November 3.