Police dog assists in $120,000 drug seizure

By on December 11, 2013
Officers from the Osoyoos RCMP detachment, along with police dog Jet, seized drugs with an estimated street value of more than $120,000 following a check stop on Main Street Monday evening. (Photo supplied)

Officers from the Osoyoos RCMP detachment, along with police dog Jet, seized drugs with an estimated street value of more than $120,000 following a check stop on Main Street Monday evening. (Photo supplied)

A police service dog named Jet helped Osoyoos RCMP seize drugs with a $120,000 street value at a check stop on Main Street earlier this week.

Two men from the Lower Mainland, aged 26 and 28, are in police custody pending further investigation.

The arrests occurred when police were conducting an Impaired Driving Counter-Attack check stop on Hwy. 3 in Osoyoos on Monday around 8 p.m.

An eastbound vehicle aroused the suspicion of an officer, who noted several indicators of criminal behaviour, Osoyoos RCMP said.

Jet, a narcotic-trained police dog serving with Traffic Services, was then deployed to sniff around the vehicle.

Police recovered nine pounds of marijuana, 750 grams of cocaine, several containers of illegal steroids and 197 tablets believed to be the narcotic oxycodone.

Police are looking for suspect

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a skinny man who broke into a shed behind Smitty’s Family Restaurant Saturday evening and stole three tires.

The man was captured on a security camera in the dark with his vehicle, which is possibly a truck with a burned out taillight.

Osoyoos RCMP said the lock on the shed was cut.

Police looking for suspicious truck

Police are asking the public to call if they see a 1990s flat black Chevy pickup truck in suspicious circumstances. The truck and driver are not from Osoyoos and RCMP believes they may have been involved in recent thefts here.

Osoyoos man gets jail sentence

An Osoyoos man who used a stolen Tim Horton’s card received a jail sentence last week. Thecard was stolen from a vehicle on Sept. 3. The 38-year-old man received a 14-day intermittent jail sentence and six months probation.

Anyone with information on crimes is asked to call Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-7236 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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