A notice of Civil Claim has been filed by the BC Office of Civil Forfeiture requesting to maintain possession of property that had been seized from a Kelowna man who is the president of a corporation called Dirty Business.
Reginald Adams is the director and president of Dirty Business and has requested that his assets be returned. He has prior criminal convictions for theft under $5,000 and possession of a scheduled substance.
Police became aware of criminal activity relating to Adams on April 25, when a Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen by a man known to be associated with Adams and Dirty Business. All four tires were removed from the Jeep and put into a storage unit owned by Adams.
The Kelowna RCMP then began surveillance and initiated an investigation.
Police executed a search warrant of the storage unit on April 28 and found the four stolen Jeep tires, ammunition, various identification cards and building passes, a stolen electric tricycle, and a Norco mountain bike.
Surveillance of Adams continued and the RCMP noted that two vehicles– a BMW 701Li and a Dodge Ram 1500 – were often parked at his residence, which is also the registered office of Dirty Business. The RCMP observed that the vehicles were involved in “short duration meets, consistent with drug trafficking.”
A traffic stop conducted June 7 of the BMW while Adams was driving and he was arrested for possession of property obtained by crime and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
A search warrant was subsequently conducted of the BMW, Adams’ house and the Dodge Ram.
In the search $3,890, 139.6 grams of cocaine, 52.2 grams of methamphetamine, 5.4 grams of fentanyl, 5.1 grams of heroin, 57 grams of hash, a 928 type taser and an iPhone were seized.
Adams is the sole owner of the BMW and Dirty Business is listed as the owner of the Dodge Ram.
Adams filed a Notice of Dispute to Administrative Forfeiture on Aug. 21, claiming an interest in the vehicles and money.
The BC Office of Civil Forfeiture is now seeking an order that the two vehicles and money be forfeited to the government, and not returned to Adams.
Adams has not yet filed a response to the civil forfeiture.
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