Police sweep nets 15 Kelowna involved in drug trafficking

Fifteen people have been charged with drug trafficking and stolen property trafficking offences after a targeted police operation.

  • Nov. 3, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Fifteen people have been charged with drug trafficking and stolen property trafficking offences after a targeted police operation in mid-September.

During the second week of September, the Kelowna RCMP Downtown Enforcement Unit used a variety of investigational techniques to target street level drug trafficking. Through the course of the investigation, which lasted several days, police seized 2.86 grams of crack cocaine, 3.73 grams of marijuana and 2.56 grams of crystal meth.

Fifteen people have been charged with 22 different counts of drug trafficking and one count of trafficking in stolen property. All but one have since been arrested.

Jesse Richard Lencucha, 30, is wanted for the offence of drug trafficking, and he remains at large.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Jesse Lencucha is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at External link, opens in a new windowwww.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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