A 35-year-old Kelowna man is facing a number of drugs charges after Mounties allegedly found a vast array of illicit substances in his car during a routine check stop.
Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section and the RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services highway patrol officers conducted a Counter Attack check stop on, Dec. 21, 2018 shortly after 1 a.m., checking the sobriety of drivers along Springfield Road near Parkview Crescent.
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An enforcement officer of the Kelowna Municipal Traffic Section stopped the driver of a grey Mercedes E350 sedan. The officer, who spotted drug paraphernalia inside the man’s car, believed that the motorist’s ability to drive in a safe manner was affected by drugs.
A search conducted incidental to the man’s arrest yielded a replica handgun, a switch blade knife and a laundry list of suspect illicit drugs including:
- over 250 suspected Oxycodone pills;
- over 50 suspected Dilaudid pills;
- over 70 suspected Xanax pills;
- over 10 suspected LSD tablets;
- over 15 grams of suspected Cocaine;
- over 10 grams of suspected Methamphetamine;
- nearly 600 ml of GHB;
- several suspected Oxazepam, Zopiclone, Dexedrine and Methylphenidate pills;
The man was issued a driving prohibition, and faces a number of potential drug related charges.
A joint effort by the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section and the RCMP Southeast District Central Okanagan Traffic Services netted a sizeable drug seizure as a result of a holiday Counter Attack sobriety check stop in Kelowna.
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