Medicine, money, loaded handgun seized throughout New 12 months’s Eve bust: Kelowna RCMP – Okanagan |

Drugs, cash, loaded handgun seized during New Year’s Eve bust: Kelowna RCMP - Okanagan |

2022-01-15 05:33:39

A takedown on New 12 months’s Eve, say Kelowna RCMP, yielded medicine, money and a loaded firearm.

Police say the Dec. 31 takedown stemmed from a drug investigation that started on Nov. 21, with RCMP trying right into a suspected drug-trafficking operation occurring at a lodge alongside the 1500 block of Freeway 33 in Kelowna.

“All through the investigation, officers discovered the suspect was trafficking medicine out of his lodge room,” stated Kelowna RCMP.

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“The suspect was working a drive-thru of types, the place, in some cases, clients would drive as much as the room, stay of their automobile and the suspect would promote them medicine via their automotive window.”

On Dec. 31, police executed a search warrant on the lodge room, with officers seizing 2.5 ounces of meth, two ounces of fentanyl, 1.5 ounces of crack cocaine, $4,100 in money and a loaded handgun.

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Police say the suspect, a 45-year-old man, was arrested with out incident.

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RCMP say they’re recommending the next prices to prosecutors:  possession of a managed substance for the needs of trafficking, unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon and possession of a restricted weapon with ammunition,

“The quantity of fentanyl seized throughout this investigation equates to over 500 deadly doses,” stated Sgt. Desmond Kiehlbauch of the Kelowna RCMP Medicine and Organized Crime Part.

“Our officers have prevented a major amount of harmful and highly-addictive medicine from attending to our streets.”

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