Midway man charged for guns, drugs

A 29-year-old Midway man is in custody after he ran away from a big bag of drugs and weapons and tried to attack a Mountie.

  • Jan. 8, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Update: Police charged Anthony Graham, of Midway, with

  • possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • possession of a loaded prohibited/restricted firearm with ammo
  • breach of a conditional sentence order

He was held in custody and was expected to appear in court Monday, Jan. 11.

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A 29-year-old Midway man is in custody after he ran away from a big bag of drugs and weapons and tried to attack a Mountie.

On Jan. 6, shortly after 2 p.m. a Kelowna RCMP officer in a marked police vehicle stopped a black Mercedes SUV in the 2300-block of Hunter Road, said O’Donaghey.

The driver of the Mercedes was identified and found to be in breach of a court-ordered driving ban related to a conditional sentence.

“When confronted by the officer and advised he was under arrest, (the driver) forced open his door, grabbed a duffel bag from the passenger seat and fled on foot,” said O’Donaghey.

“The officer pursued the suspect on foot and with the assistance of bystanders was able to place him in handcuffs. It is alleged that during his arrest the suspect kicked at the officer and grabbed at her. The officer sustained minor injuries and continues to be on full duty.”

More than 360 grams of illicit drugs, including cocaine, heroin and crystal meth, were found in the duffle bag, along with a loaded .22 calibre hand gun with extra magazines, a hunting knife, a silicone mask, a silencer, break-in tools and more than $2,200 in cash.

Police later used a warrant to search the suspect’s vehicle and found an assault rifle, a drum magazine, soft body armour and a sledge hammer.

The police are publicly thanking the bystanders who helped and protected the officer during the arrest.

The Midway man remains in custody and faces charges including;

• breach of a conditional sentence order

• assault of a police officer

• resisting arrest

• possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

• possession of a controlled substance

• flight from a police officer

• possession of a prohibited weapon

• Possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose.

 

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