News

Well-connected alleged drug dealer arrested in downtown Kelowna

A 38-year-old man and his 23-year-old girlfriend have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking after police executed a search warrant on their downtown apartment earlier this month.

Matthew Schrader was living in a luxury apartment in the 1300-block of Ellis Street with his 23-year-old girlfriend, Janay Pratt, and an unnamed 15-year-old boy when police executed a search warrant on the home seizing a large quantity of drugs.

In all, 33 grams of crack cocaine, three grams of heroin, a bottle of suspected methadone, 11 cellular phones and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking was taken from the home and the two arrested.

Schrader has well documented links to several different organized crime groups, though police have not said what his relationship to the 15 year old is, noting only that the Ministry of Children and Family Development has been notified.

Schrader and Pratt have both been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. They have both been released by the court on strict conditions and are scheduled to appear in Kelowna Provincial Court on Apr. 15th, 2013.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

New tree fruit replant program unveiled in Kelowna by B.C. premier
 
Ringing start to Christmas Kettle campaign
 
Kelowna Siblings to watch themselves on Disney TV
Salvation Army kettle campaign rings in
 
Okanagan Skaha SD 67 trustees will focus on relationships with teachers
 
North Shore Hall to receive major upgrade
Farewell to outgoing RDCK chair and directors
 
Meet Nelson’s next mayor
 
Bus issue gets shuttled

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.