Police find illegal powder at Big White

An undercover operation at Big White Ski Resort has led to two arrests and seven drug-related charges.

  • Apr. 5, 2013 8:00 a.m.

An undercover operation at Big White Ski Resort has led to two arrests and seven drug-related charges.

RCMP members of the West Kelowna general investigation section, with the help of members from the Kelowna detachment, conducted the operation last month.

Undercover operators made a total of seven drug buys from five different men. The men ranged in age from 20 to 26 years old.

Two of the men have been arrested to date, with further arrests pending. The main drug involved was powder cocaine, but psilocybin (magic mushrooms) was also found.

It is anticipated that these arrests will disrupt the availability of harmful drugs in the Big White community. The purchases during the operation were completed both on the hill and within some establishments at Big White.

During the court process, RCMP will be be assisted by the Canadian Border Services Agency as two of the males involved are United Kingdom and Australian nationals.

Numerous charges of trafficking in a controlled substance are being forwarded to Crown Counsel for consideration.

 

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