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Search Warrant ends Dial-A-Dope operation in Vernon…

VERNON, BC: A dial-a-dope operation in Vernon has been shut down after a search warrant was executed at a residence last Wednesday… 

Police released details Friday and say on January 17, 2018, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP completed an investigation into drug trafficking where a residential search warrant was executed on Southwind Road, in the Bella Vista area of Vernon.

The group was allegedly operating a dial-a-dope drug trafficking network supplying illicit drugs which was operating 24 hours a day in the Vernon area. 

The investigation and warrant execution has resulted in the arrest of five people from Vernon; four males and one female, ranging in age from 20 to 23 years-old. The search warrant resulted in a seizure of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, which were packaged for street level distribution along with cash and other items related to drug trafficking. The estimated street value of these drugs is in excess $7,000. 

“This investigation is a great example of our commitment to investigating persons responsible for trafficking drugs, including fentanyl in our community,” says Sgt. David Evans of the Vernon North Okanagan Targeted Policing Unit.

All five have been released from police custody and will be in court at a future date to face proposed charges of Possession of Cocaine, Heroin and Fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking. 

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is committed to enforcement and prevention initiatives that combat the possession and sale of drugs in the community.

If you have any information about illegal drug activity in the Vernon North Okanagan area, please contact the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at http://www.nokscrimestoppers.com. 


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