Kelowna Mounties get massive haul of drugs during Counter Attack

Kelowna Mounties get massive haul of drugs during Counter Attack

Counter Attack road check leads to the seizure of drugs over the holidays

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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