Two people are facing multiple charges after Penticton RCMP searched a home and found signs of drug trafficking, as well as two firearms. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Two facing charges after RCMP search Penticton motel, find firearms, drug-trafficking related items

Samuel Prescott-Perreault, 32 years old, and 27-year-old Paige Rist are facing charges

Two people are facing multiple charges after Penticton RCMP searched a home and found signs of drug trafficking, as well as two firearms.

On June 30, officers began an in-depth investigation into a local drug trafficking operation, targeting who they described as individuals well known to police.

READ MORE: Booze on beach extended through summer in Penticton

Officers were granted a warrant to search a motel suite in the 2000 block of Skaha Lake Road, at which two accused were staying.

On July 2 RCMP searched the suite, finding items indicative of drug trafficking and two firearms, one of which was loaded.

Samuel Prescott-Perreault, 32 years old, and 27-year-old Paige Rist are facing charges laid by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

“Our officers are committed to enforcing and preventing the sale of illegal drugs in our communities. This type of illegal activity will not be tolerated and our detachments continue to arrest and hold those who commit drug crimes accountable,” said RCMP Const. James Grandy.

READ MORE: Princeton ATV rider slapped with numerous charges after complaint of near miss on the KVR

@PentictonNews
editor@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Crime

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19 outbreak at Oliver farm declared over

There continues to be other community exposure events in the Interior Health region

Morning Start: The Exorcist film set was haunted

Your morning start for Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

Former Summerlander receives Emmy nomination for makeup work

Lucky Bromhead recognized for her work with Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek

Mural adds artistic flair to downtown Keremeos

A new, privately commissioned mural has received praise from residents

Morning Start: High heels were first designed for men

Your morning start for Monday, Aug. 10, 2020

Canucks ride momentum into NHL playoff series against defending Stanley Cup champs

PREVIEW: Vancouver opens against St. Louis on Wednesday

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

One dead as fish boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

VIDEO: Revelstoke rallies to save snared eagle

Local climber scales tree to save the raptor

42 more people test positive for COVID-19 in B.C.

The province has recorded no new deaths in recent days

Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris and Biden plan to deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington

COVID-19 exposure alert at Cactus Club in downtown Kelowna

Interior Health also announced another three cases of COVID-19 tied to Kelowna, bringing the total to 161

Most Read