No bail for Okanagan man accused of dealing fentanyl laced pills

A West Kelowna man accused of producing thousands of fentanyl-laced pills will remain behind bars.

A West Kelowna man accused of producing thousands of  fentanyl-laced pills will remain behind bars.

Leslie John McCulloch was denied bail this week. He is charged with production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking relating to a  March 2 warehouse raid that came at the conclusion of a three month investigation.

Inside the Auburn Way warehouse, local RCMP allegedly found an estimated 500 ‘fake’ Percocet and OxyContin pills, 195 grams of suspected fentanyl, two industrial pill presses capable of making 2,500 pills per hour and a chemical mixer.

Eight kilograms of suspected fentanyl powder was also recovered from a shop vacuum.

A second location was also raided simultaneously, and police found more pills, gold bars believed to be stolen, and the luxury SUV. All were seized as proceeds of crime.

McCulloch will be back in court Oct. 18.