The New Year’s Eve takedown, Kelowna RCMP says, resulted in drugs, cash and a stuffed firearm.
Police say the December 31 removal stemmed from a drug investigation that began on November 21, as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are looking into a suspected drug smuggling operation that occurred at a hotel along 1,500 of Highway 33 in Kelowna.
“During the investigation, officers learned that the suspect was smuggling drugs from his hotel room,” Kelowna, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said.
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“The suspect was driving a car of some sort, where, in some cases, customers would drive into the room, stay in their car and the suspect would sell them drugs through their car window.”
On December 31, police executed a search warrant in the hotel room, with officers confiscating 2.5 ounces of meth, two ounces of fentanyl, 1.5 ounces of cocaine, $4,100 in cash and a loaded pistol.
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Police say the suspect, a 45-year-old man, was arrested without incident.
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says it is recommending prosecutors for the following charges: possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking, unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon and possession of a weapon with a restricted ammunition,
“The amount of fentanyl seized during this investigation is equivalent to more than 500 fatal doses,” the sergeant said. Desmond Kilbouche of the Kelowna Department of Drugs and Organized Crime in Kelowna.
“Our officers have prevented a large amount of dangerous and highly addictive drugs from reaching our streets.”
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