Additional charges have been laid by Crown Counsel against a male as a result of an earlier 2017 investigation into the alleged criminal activities of this individual.
In early July 2017, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-BC South East District office launched an investigation into the alleged drug trafficking activities of an individual in the city of Kelowna.
A significant quantity of drugs and firearms were seized following the execution of a search warrant on the apartment of this individual.
George Don Zacharias, a 46-year-old Kelowna resident, has now been charged with an additional nine offences in addition to the original charge of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
These charges include:
• Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm without a licence.
• Six counts of possession of a prohibited firearm, restricted firearm, or non-restricted firearm without a licence.
• Stored firearms in a manner contrary to the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code.