Two arrested for trafficking

Cranbrook, Kimberley men face court for cocaine possession

One man from Cranbrook and one from Kimberley have been charged with cocaine trafficking in separate incidents this week.

“In each case investigators entered into an investigation based on information they received,” said Cpl. Chris Newel.

In the first incident, a 20-year-old Cranbrook man was arrested on April 23. Police found him in possession of two packages of cocaine, totaling less than one gram. He was released from custody and will face court at a later date.

In the next case, on April 24, a 28-year-old Kimberley man was arrested and police seized two half-gram packages of cocaine. The man was set to face a judicial justice of the peace Thursday afternoon.

“Cocaine is typically sold in half- and one-gram quantities,” explained Cpl. Newel.

“Both subjects are facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.”