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Merritt RCMP making a significant drug bust.

S/Sgt Lorne Wood says an investigation was launched last week regarding alleged drug dealing activities at a residence on Merritt Ave, and yesterday a search warrant was secured.

Large quantities of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, and several weapons was seized by police during a search of the home.

Two men; one from Merritt and the other originally from Vancouver Island were arrested.

"There is always an ebb and flow when you make a seizure like that, and it changes things a bit in whatever town you are in. So, we'll wait and see what happens here in Merritt. But, for a town this size it is a fairly significant seizure."'

In all, more than 10 ounces of cocaine, five ounces of heroin, 66 grams of methamphetamine and six pounds of marijuana was seized by officers.

Wood also lists a loaded 22 caliber handgun that had been previously reported as stolen from the Lower Mainland among the weapons confiscated.

Drug and firearms charges are pending against both males.


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