Drug buyer roughed up by his supplier

A Kelowna man received some nasty gashes as a result of a drug deal gone bad Tuesday night.

A Kelowna man received some nasty gashes as a result of a drug deal gone bad Tuesday night.

The 18-year-old had gone to buy drugs at a residence in the 500 block of Rutland Road south at around 8 p.m.

When he got there, he was attacked and punched repeatedly.

The victim got away but dropped personal items in his hasty retreat.

He was contacted a short time later, by a male, and was told he could return to the residence to collect his things and that nothing more would happen to him.

When he returned to the residence, however, he was attacked again, this time with some sort of blunt object that left gashes on his arm when he was struck with it.

Police were called and located the victim, who was being treated by paramedics on Rutland Road.

Police attended the residence where the attacks took place and searched it for more possible victims.

The residence was empty but police observed a large quantity of marijuana and what looked like a handgun.

The residence was secured and police obtained a search warrant and later seized the drugs and handgun, that turned out to be a flare pistol.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police say the investigation is continuing.

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