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Drug busts lead to string of Kelowna arrests

Nine people are facing the possibility of drug possession and trafficking charges after they were arrested in a drug sweep over the weekend.

On Saturday, police conducted a series of unrelated investigations into drug trafficking and observed what appeared to be a number of drug deals, making the nine arrests in the aftermath.

As such, the RCMP have seized heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, methamphetamine, steroids and prescription pills, as well as cash and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

The following people were arrested:

-Madison Fine, 20, of Kelowna, is charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance. She remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 5

-Matthew Wiebe, 34, and Adam Pentony-Woolwoch, 24, of Kelowna, are charge with possession of a controlled substance. Wiebe is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, while Pentony-Woolwoch will appear on Mar. 7

-Cameron Ford, 46, of Kelowna, is charged with trafficking and possession of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 5. A 45 year old Kelowna man who was arrested with Ford was released without charges.

-Vikeshwar Singh, 27, of Kelowna, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 4

-Nathan Rae, 27, of Surrey is charged with trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 4

-A 17-year-old Kelowna boy and a 15-year-old Kelowna girl have both been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. The boy also faces charges of trafficking and remains in custody at this time. The girl is scheduled to appear in Court on Jan. 31, while the boy will appear in court on Feb. 5

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