Man charged for bringing weapons to Kelowna courthouse

The Kelowna RCMP received a report of weapons at the Kelowna Law Courts located at 1355 Water Street...

  • Dec. 4, 2014 5:00 p.m.

A 34-year-old West Kelowna man has been charged with a number of offences after weapons and drugs were found in a backpack during a court appearance this summer.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report of weapons at the Kelowna Law Courts located at 1355 Water Street,  Aug. 28.

“A 34-year-old West Kelowna man attending for a court appearance had brought a backpack into the building but refused to allow the BC Sheriff Services to conduct a public safety search,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“The bag was later located abandoned on courthouse property and found to contain a small switch blade, a knife, a can of bear spray, an extendable baton, two multi-tools, 13.8 grams of marijuana, 14 grams of hash and three tablets of Hydromorph Contin along with a variety of drug paraphernalia.”

As a result of the investigation, Robert Thompson  of West Kelowna was charged with Breach of Recognizance, 3 counts of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. He is scheduled to appear in Court on Dec. 29.

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