Cranbrook, Sparwood police nab senior citzen selling cocaine

A joint drug operation resulted in the seizure of sizeable amount of cocaine and cash after police searched a Sparwood home.

  • Jan. 14, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Police have arrested a 64-year-old Sparwood man for trafficking cocaine.

A joint drug operation between the Elk Valley and Cranbrook-Kimberley RCMP resulted in the seizure of sizeable amount of cocaine and cash after police searched a Sparwood home earlier this week.

On January 4, 2013, officers from the Elk Valley RCMP and Cranbrook RCMP drug section executed a search warrant at a home in the 6000 block of Lower Elk Valley Road, Sparwood.

As a result of the search, investigators seized over two ounces of cocaine, along with weapons, drug trafficking paraphernalia and a little more than $16,000 in cash.

A 64-year-old Sparwood man was taken into custody and will be facing various charges including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.