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RCMP seize over 1 kg of fentanyl, other drugs, vehicles and cash from Kelowna residence

The Kelowna RCMP is recommending charges against three Kelowna residents after a significant drug bust last month.

Police executed a search warrant at a Kelowna residence on May 23 and seized more than one kilogram of fentanyl, one kilogram of crack and powder cocaine and over 10 ounces of crystal meth.

Three vehicles, a “significant amount” of cash and cell phones were also seized from the property.

“Evidence of fentanyl and crack cocaine production were also located inside the residence,” noted an RCMP release. “The drugs taken by police have a massive street value which will have a major financial loss to those involved.”

<who>Photo Credit: RCMP

The residence and three individuals were identified through an investigation that began in February after police spotted a suspicious vehicle over the course of several days.

According to the RCMP, the Acura TL was seen “conducting several short-duration meetings” in Kelowna and officers witnessed “numerous actions consistent with drug dealing.”

Police said the observations led investigators to believe there was a hierarchical structure and it was a sophisticated drug trafficking operation.

“This seizure will have a significant impact on the community,” said Sgt Desmond Kiehlbauch. “The dangerous substances could have affected over 10,000 individuals and their removal off the streets has saved lives.”

Kiehlauch added that police will continue to focus on those who target vulnerable populations with highly-toxic substances.



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