Two men arrested in Merritt after drug bust

By Ashley Legassic
November 6, 2018 - 4:30pm

MERRITT, B.C. — Two men have been arrested following a drug investigation by Merritt RCMP.

Staff Sgt. Lorne Wood says in a news release that officers engaged in an investigation last week regarding alleged drug dealing at a home on Merritt Avenue.

On Nov. 1, investigators executed a search warrant at the home, where they found a man asleep inside. He was arrested, along with another resident who was later located and detained.

A search of the home turned up several weapons including a machete, baseball bats, a taser stun gun, an air soft replica pistol, and a loaded .22-calibre handgun that had been previously reported as stolen.

Wood says investigators also located roughly 6 lbs. of cannabis, 160 grams of heroin, 310 grams of cocaine, 66 grams of meth, scales, and roughly $3,500 in cash along with a large amount of coins.

Crown counsel will be consulted as to what drug and firearm charges are appropriate in this case.

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