Multiple arrests made after drug bust in Oliver

Multiple arrests made after drug bust in Oliver

The loaded gun found by police in an Oliver residence during the execution of a search warrant earlier in October. Submitted RCMP

Four men were arrested by RCMP in the Oliver area on charges related to drug trafficking earlier in October, police said in a press release Monday. 

During the search at a residence in the 7000 block of Highway 97, officers said they seized an alleged 1.5 oz of cocaine, over $5,000 in cash and a loaded handgun. 

RCMP officers in Oliver, with support from plainclothes investigators within the Penticton South Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Detachment (PSOSRD), conducted a joint operation into suspected drug trafficking in the community. 

On Oct. 9 officers conducted the operation, which led to several arrests, during which a Controlled Drugs and Substances (CDSA) search warrant was executed

Four men, aged 34 to 60, located inside the residence, were arrested and later released. All parties are well known to police and are believed to be have played a significant role in the local drug trade”, said Const. James Grandy. 

The charges have been put forward to prosecutors, RCMP said. The RCMP announced the bust in a press release Monday, 12 days after the search. 

“All officers within the PSOSRD remain proactive in our effort to prevent illegal drugs and dangerous weapons from being in out streets,” Const. James Grandy said in a press release.