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Guns, drugs, cash seized from man involved in Kelowna drug trade

The RCMP conducted a traffic stop on May 24, leading to the discovery of large amounts of illicit drugs
Drugs, guns and cash recovered from RCMP search of Kelowna home. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)

A routine traffic stop in Kelowna resulted in the seizure of a large amount of drugs, guns and cash earlier this month.

The driver – who is known to police for his history in the Kelowna’s drug trade – was stopped by police on May 24.

RCMP alleges that illicit drugs were spotted in the vehicle, resulting in the immediate arrest of the man.

Following a further inspection of the vehicle, police found “a large quantity of suspected illicit drugs,” leading to a search warrant being issued and executed on the man’s home.

In the home, Mounties located illicit drugs, weapons and cash, including;

• More than $43,000 in Canadian cash

• 1.25 kg of suspected cocaine

• 799g of suspected fentanyl

• 113g of suspected methamphetamine

• More than 600 suspected prescription pills

• A .40 calibre handgun

• A .22 calibre handgun with a suppressor

“Our team is working relentlessly to maintain public safety and to take toxic drugs and weapons off our streets,” said Cpl. Nick Brodeur of the Kelowna RCMP Strike Force.

The individual, whose identity has not been made public, was released from custody while investigators completed a disclosure package to support criminal charges.

An active investigation is ongoing and police believe that further arrests relating to the seized drugs, money and guns could occur in the near future.

The RCMP encourage members of the public to contact law enforcement if they have information related to the local drug trade or gang activities.

Members of the public can call the Kelowna RCMP detachment at 250-762-3300 or remain anonymous by calling the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at

Jacqueline Gelineau

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