Tip from public leads to cocaine seizure

Two Cranbrook residents have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

  • Mar. 7, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Two Cranbrook residents have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking after a member of the public provided vital information to the police.

On March 1, RCMP members executed a search warrant at a residence on 21st Avenue South in Cranbrook. Inside the home were three adults and three children, aged 2, 4 and 6.

The search found two bags of cocaine – 15.2 grams and 8.5 grams – in two separate locations in the home.

Cash and other evidence of trafficking was also served.

Two adults, a 26-year-old female and a 33-year-old male, have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The Ministry of Children and Families was advised of the situation, RCMP said.

The member of the public was integral in securing the search warrant, according to Cpl. Chris Newel of Cranbrook/Kimberley RCMP.

“The information passed on to police formed part of the Information to Obtain a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act,” he said.