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Kimberley/Cranbrook RCMP make pot busts

On June 2 just before 2 a.m., Kimberley RCMP seized over 1,000 grams of marihuana from a vehicle during a road check on highway 95A.    Officers were conducting on highway 95A north of Marysville when a vehicle turned around prior to the road check.  Officers caught up to the vehicle and while dealing with the occupants noted an odour of marihuana. The subjects were arrested and a search of the vehicle conducted.

In addition to marihuana, police seized cash and drug related items.  Two males from Edmonton (23 and 24) face charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.  They were released on a $1000 bail for court in August.

Previously, on May 30, RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence on 2nd Ave South, Cranbrook, right across the street from a middle school.  Police had received information that the subjects were actively involved in trafficking and sold to students.  This heightened police concern and an investigation was quickly initiated.

Three persons, who resided in the house were arrested and police are recommending  charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.  Six bags of marihuana weighing either one or one half of an ounce were seized. Although the quantity was not significant police were able to obtain evidence to support trafficking.

While police were at the residence a dance was being held at the school.  There was no risk to students at the time.  Police are relieved to effectively shut down a trafficking operation that was operating in close proximity to a school.

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