A large quantity of drugs has been seized in Vernon.
On Thursday at about 10:15 p.m., an RCMP officer checked a white Mazda pickup on 24th Avenue, near 43rd Street.
“While our officer was speaking to the female driver, he noticed the smell of marijuana inside the vehicle,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.
“The driver and passenger were detained for possession of a controlled substance. A search of the male passenger located a set of brass knuckles in one of his pockets.”
Officers continued to search the vehicle and they located eight grams of dried marijuana in a plastic bag and cell phones.
“A closer search of the suspect located a large plastic bag containing other smaller plastic bags with a white substance,” said Molendyk.
“The plastic bag contained 94 individual baggies. Seventeen of these smaller baggies are suspected of being powdered cocaine.”
Sixty-one of the bags contained 0.25 grams each of a white rock-like substance suspected to be crack cocaine. Another 16 of these smaller plastic bags contained 0.56 grams each of a white rock-like substance suspected of being crack cocaine.
“The total weight of the bags was 33.47 grams,” said Molendyk.
An 18-year-old Vernon resident has been released on a promise to appear for possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of prohibited weapon He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.