Salmon Arm Observer

Man arrested in Salmon Arm with heroin, methamphetamine

More hard drugs in Salmon Arm.

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a man behind the Save-On- Foods parking lot for possession for the purpose of trafficking of both heroin and methamphetamine.

Police report that the suspect is known to them and had been recently released from jail after being caught in a stolen vehicle.

"The male was found to be in possession of heroin, methamphetamine, Canadian currency, and a gold ring that was recently taken in a break and enter from a residence in Salmon Arm," states Sgt. Carlos Tettolowski. "After the arrest, RCMP members answered the suspect's phone and met potential buyers from all around the downtown core of Salmon Arm."

The suspect has been charged with two counts of possession of heroin and methamphetamine, as well as one count of possession of stolen property.

Just two days earlier, on Sunday, Feb. 19, police stopped a vehicle for speeding on the Trans-Canada Highway near 17th Street SW, across from Buckerfield’s.

When they ran the licence plate it was discovered the vehicle was registered to a federal parolee. This raised suspicions, and although the officers determined the man driving the vehicle was not the person out on parole, they determined there were sufficient grounds to arrest the man and search the vehicle.

Consequently, a Lower Mainland man is facing drug-related criminal charges after officers discovered what they are terming a “fair amount” of methamphetamine.

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