Police arrest man in Kimberley

Further arrests may be pending after lab tests on an "unknown white substance" found on another man.

  • Jan. 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.


Kimberley and Cranbrook RCMP executed a search warrant on a Wallinger Avenue residence Wednesday and arrested a 21-year-old man. Further arrests may be pending after lab tests on an “unknown white substance” found on another man.

Cpl. Chris Newel of the Kimberley detachment says that upon arrival at the home, seven people were inside.

“A search located a quantity of cocaine and marijuana along with items associated with drug trafficking,” Newel said.

“Police are recommending charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking against a 21-year-old male. An unknown white substance was seized from another male. This will be analyzed and depending on the results further charges may be considered.”

Newel said the individual was of particular concern to police as they had received reports of him selling indirectly to young people in the community, creating a considerable risk.

While Newel did not say what led them to suspect this particular address, he did say that,  “We always have to have something to point us in the right direction, very rare would we ever just start watching a house. “