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Child found in home with 11 litres of date rape drug

RCMP raided a home in the Mission last week found to contain a massive supply of drugs and a two-year-old child.
May 21, 2014 - 1:42 PM

KELOWNA – When police raided a house in Mission last week, not only did they find a massive amount of drugs, cash and stolen property, but a two-year-old child as well.

The child belongs to Desiree Kovacs, 24, one of four people arrested after a three-week investigation resulted in a search of the home that backs onto a local elementary school.

Both uniformed and plainclothes members of the RCMP executed the raid May 11 that turned up 11 litres of GHB, one pound of marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine, heroin, hash oil, steroids and mushrooms. A significant amount of cash and stolen property were also recovered in the home.

Kovacs has been charged with several drug and weapons offences and remains in custody. She is scheduled to appear in court June 6.

Also arrested was a 27-year-old Nanaimo woman, a 29-year-old Kelowna man and a 31-year-old West Kelowna man, all of whom face possible charges of possession of stolen property and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

RCMP Const. Kris Clark says this is the largest seizure of GHB since 26 gallons of the so-called date rape drug was recovered in 2012. Clark could not estimate the street value but says the average dose is approximately one small cap-full.

“GBH, although it has been labeled a date rape drug, is really being used recreationally at a large rate recently in Kelowna,” he says. “Considering that this home was right next to a school with access to so many young children, the potential for harm was incalculable.”

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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