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Penticton RCMP Nab Duo in Drug Bust

3/22/2012

Penticton RCMP have made two arrests following a drug bust on Monday March 19th, 2012.

The Drug Task Force arrested a 48 year old Penticton man in a vehicle on Martin Street.

The man was in possession of marihuana packaged for street level sale as well as several different types of prescription pills.

Following the arrest police obtained a search warrant for a motel room on Skaha Lake Road, the alleged residence of the man.

Another man, a 35 year old, was arrested at the room and officers seized two pounds of marihuana, 200 additional prescription pills, a prohibited weapon, and extensive trafficking paraphernalia.

Both men were held for court on Tuesday.

The pair were found to have extensive criminal records with approximately 30 prior criminal convictions each.

The 35 year old man also has numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest in Ontario.

Anita Sthankiya -Penticton

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