Traffic stop leads to seizure of ‘significant quantity’ of ketamine, cocaine, police say 

Police Briefs: Oregon man arrested for assaulting woman; Canada Day party shut down

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A 34-year-old Whistler man was arrested last week after police found drugs in his vehicle, RCMP has confirmed.

On June 30, Pemberton RCMP members were on patrol on Highway 99 when they stopped a man for driving while prohibited. During the subsequent search, police found and seized a “significant quantity of suspected Ketamine and cocaine,” according to a release.

The man was later released with a future court date in Pemberton, police said.

Oregon man arrested for alleged assault of woman in public area

Police have recommended charges against an Oregon man after he reportedly assaulted a woman in a public area of Whistler, the RCMP said.

On June 28, officers responded to a report of a domestic assault that had allegedly taken place in a public area “before the male and female left in the same vehicle,” police said.

Investigators caught up with the couple a short distance away, where the 53-year-old suspect was arrested without incident.

The Oregon man was later released with a future court date in North Vancouver.

Whistler police shut down Canada Day party on Eagle Drive

Whistler police shut down a large house party in the early hours of July 2, according to a release.

Mounties were called to the Eagle Drive home and, after speaking with a resident, police said that attendees “were cooperative in shutting down the party.” Most partygoers left the premises, save for a 22-year-old Whistler man who police said was subsequently arrested for causing a disturbance and issued a ticket for public intoxication.

Overall, Sgt. Rob Knapton said that festivities over the Canada Day long weekend were mostly kept in check.

“I haven’t heard any issues or complaints over it,” he added.

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