Police collar cocaine dealer

A 27 year old man was arrested Monday after the Nelson Police Department seized a substantial amount of cocaine.

  • Dec. 22, 2011 6:00 a.m.

A 27 year old man was arrested Monday after the Nelson Police Department seized a substantial amount of cocaine.

The police searched a local residence and found what is estimated to be $40,000 (street value) of cocaine in addition to steroids, marijuana and a large sum of Canadian currency.

The man, who is known to police, was arrested and the scene and later released.

Police are recommending charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order against the man.

He is scheduled to appear in Nelson Provincial Court on March 6, 2012.

Charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking are also pending on 23 year old female resident of the house.