Merritt RCMP officers providing support for a massive 4-day international music festival at Sun Peaks.
Kamloops Rural RCMP S/Sgt Doug Aired confirms officers from Merritt, Barriere, Chase and Vernon are all joining his members to help police 'Snowbombing', which gets underway today.
"The organization running this has a security contingent of over forty people, so I'm not anticipating any problems. There's up to six venues, where they will have either a DJ or live band, so that's where their security team and officers will be stationed."
Tainted drugs and intoxicated drivers are Aired's main concerns.
But he says all officers will be equipped with naloxone in case of any overdoses, and Alexa’s Bus, the RCMP’s mobile road safety unit, will be at the festival to police drinking and driving.