RCMP report two drug busts in May

Cocaine seized after vehicle stop near Kimberley, cocaine and pills seized in Cranbrook.

  • May. 19, 2015 2:00 p.m.

RCMP seized a quantity of cocaine after vehicle stop east of Kimberley on May 17.

Two people were arrested and approximately 13 grams of cocaine seized in the incident, Kimberley RCMP reported in a press release Tuesday.

RCMP reported that Cranbrook/Kimberley Crime Reduction Unit stopped a vehicle on Highway 95A east of Kimberley on May 17.  Two males  from Kimberley, 22 and 23, were arrested after a search located 13 grams of cocaine. The vehicle was also seized as offence related property.

Both subjects went before a Judicial Justice of the Peace by way of teleconference on May 18 and were released with conditions for court June 22.  Conditions include not to be in contact with each other and abide by a curfew of 11 pm to 6 am.

Earlier this month, three persons were arrested in Cranbrook and cocaine along with various pills seized.

The Cranbrook/Kimberley Crime Reduction Unit had initiated an investigation into a person believed to be involved in the drug trade. They located and arrested the individual along with two others on May 8.  A search of the persons involved located approximately three grams of cocaine, five grams of crack cocaine and various pills (10) believed to be Ecstasy, OxyContin and/or Fentanyl. Over $500 cash and three cell phones were also seized.

All three persons went before a Judicial Justice of Peace on Trafficking Charges and were released for court June 8.  Two persons (a male, 39, and female, 21) were from Cranbrook, one male (29) had an address in Armstrong.