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RCMP arrest three in Sparwood area cocaine trafficking ring

A large amount of cocaine and cash has been seized in Sparwood, and three people have been arrested for drug trafficking.

On Thursday, February 21, the RCMP searched a house in the 6000 block of the Lower Elk Valley Road in Sparwood. The officers found about an ounce of cocaine, $4000 in cash and other drug trafficking related paraphernalia.

Two men and one woman were arrested and released for up-coming court appearances in Cranbrook.

Sgt. Will Thien from the Elk Valley RCMP, said, “As a result of a joint investigation by the Elk Valley RCMP and the Cranbrook RCMP Drug Section in Sparwood, three individuals are now facing drug trafficking related charges.

“Anyone with information regarding illicit drug activity in our community is urged to contact their local police services or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.”

On January 4, a 64-year-old man was arrested in the same block on drug charges following a raid. Police said the two incidents are unrelated.

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