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Vernon Cellphone Cocaine Bust: Woman Arrested In Police Station

07/09/2013 12:53 EDT | Updated 09/08/2013 05:12 EDT
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VERNON, B.C. - Some arrests take diligent police work and hours of painstaking investigation, but an RCMP officer in Vernon, B.C., is boasting about a collar that was practically phoned in.

The Mountie was watching as a 48-year-old woman walked into the detachment in the North Okanagan city to pick up some paperwork related to a prior drug charge.

A closer look determined she was carrying a cellphone in her back pocket, which is a breach of her court-ordered conditions.

Not surprisingly, she was arrested.

That's when police say they did a further search and that turned up five pre-packed bags of cocaine.

RCMP say the confiscated phone rang several times as customers tried to place orders for the drugs, but there's no word if officers were taking messages. (CKIZ)

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