Nine firearms-related offences added to the original charge of possession of controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. -Image: CFSEU-BC

More charges laid in drug investigation

A 46-year-old man from Kelowna faces prohibited firearms and drug trafficking charges

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.

• Possession of prohibited ammunition, overcapacity magazines, without a valid licence.

• Stored firearms in a manner contrary to the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code.

Just Posted

Arion Therapeutic Farm works alongside Mamas for Mamas

The farm will be open every day through the holidays

Salvation Army falling short of fundraising goal

The charity has raised 61 per cent of their goal, meaning a shortfall of $313,000.

Kelowna-based KF Aerospace gets WestJet Encore contract

This is KF’s third contract with the award-winning airline family.

Retailers feel impact of generous return policies

Technology data tracking can clamp down on fraudulent abuse

Your morning news in 90: Dec. 18, 2018

Tune in for 90 seconds to get the top headlines for the Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen.

Year in review: Public beach access a hot topic for Lake Country residents

Gable Beach was a contentious issue for Lake Country

Trump signs order to create US Space Command

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to create a U.S. Space Command.

Groups preparing new pipeline legal challenge, argue government’s mind made up

A Vancouver-based environment charity is readying itself to go back to court if the federal government reapproves the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Notorious Toronto triple killer gets third consecutive life sentence

Dellen Millard gets third consecutive life sentence for father’s death.

‘Subdued’ housing market predicted in B.C. through 2021: report

The Central 1 Credit Union report predicts “rising but subdued sales” over the next three years, with little movement in median home prices.

A journey through 2018’s top pop culture moments

Was there any pop culture this year? Of course there was.

‘A stronger Alberta:’ Ottawa announces $1.6B for Canada’s oil and gas sector

Price of Alberta oil plummeted so low that Alberta’s Premier said Canada was practically giving it away

Wicked weather, including heavy snow, rainfall, hammers southern B.C.

Environment Canada has posted winter storm warnings for the Coquihalla Highway, Highway 3

Most Read