Vehicle pullover leads to drug searches in Penticton

Penticton Drug Task Force officers seize cocaine, oxycontin, heroin, marijuana and trafficking paraphernalia in residences.

A Calgary man is facing drug charges following a vehicle stop last week by the Penticton Drug Task Force.

On Jan. 30 officers arrested Joshua Oudshoorn, 26, and a 28 year old woman in a vehicle after it pulled into a downtown convenience store parking lot. Subsequent to the arrest, two search warrants were executed the following day at homes in the 600 block of Beames Lane and the 200 block of Marina Way.

Drug Task Force members seized cash and cocaine from the Beames Lane home and a larger quantity of cocaine, oxycontin pills and a small quantity of what is suspected to be heroin at the Marina Way address. Investigators also seized drug trafficking paraphernalia. In total approximately eight ounces of powder cocaine, several hundred oxycontin pills, cash, scales, smaller quantities of heroin and marijuana were seized.

Oudshoorn was initially arrested in the vehicle stop for breaching his recognizance of bail conditions from Alberta and the woman for possession of a controlled substance. A small amount of marijuana was seized from the vehicle.

The woman was later released with no proposed charges. Oudshoorn was held in custody and faces two charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking. He already faces two possession for the purpose of trafficking charges from Medicine Hat, Alta. and is on bail conditions with a current address in Calgary.

Penticton Western News