Cocaine, weapons seized in search

Two young men arrested in Cranbrook motel room after RCMP search

Cocaine

Police arrested two young men in a Cranbrook motel room last week and charged them with trafficking.

According to RCMP, police officers executed a search warrant on the motel in the 600 block of Cranbrook Street North on Wednesday, November 7.

Inside, along with two men aged 21 and 22, RCMP found cocaine, a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, bear spray, a metal pipe, a machete and handcuffs.

Police also seized digital scales, small baggies, cell phones and cash, which led to RCMP recommending trafficking and weapons charges.

“Police were particularly concerned given the weapons found in the room at the time. This creates a huge risk of violence for anyone dealing with these people,” said Cpl. Chris Newel.

RCMP don’t always find weapons in such searches, Cpl. Newel went on, but it’s not uncommon.

“We are finding that people involved in the drug trade are known to carry weapons because they are protecting themselves and their products.”

The pair had their first appearance in Cranbrook criminal court on Friday, November 9.

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