Cocaine bust at Castlegar hotel

48-year-old Castlegar resident will be making a court appearance this June

A 48-year-old Castlegar resident will be making a court appearance this June after being arrested Thursday, April 25 at a Castlegar hotel.

A release from the RCMP said members of the Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant issued under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at the hotel and arrested the male without incident.

A search of the male’s hotel room revealed approximately two ounces of cocaine along with other evidence of trafficking.

The male has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

He was later released on a Recognizance of Bail which includes several conditions including curfew.

An RCMP spokesperson said the male was a local resident.