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Burns Lake RCMP arrest man after foot chase

Burns Lake RCMP arrested a man following a short foot chase Thursday.

The man, who is known to police, was seen near Highway 16 and Fifth Avenue in Burns Lake around 1 p.m. He was in breach of conditions imposed on him.

When officers from Burns Lake and Houston detachments attempted to arrest the man, he fled on foot prompting the police to engage in a foot pursuit.

Mounties got the man a few blocks away and he was arrested without incident. It was during the arrest that police discover the man had a significant amount of drugs, suspected to be cocaine, in his possession, as well as large amount of cash.

The man, who will be charged with breach of condition will likely face further charges of drug possession. The investigation continues.

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