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Gun and drugs seized in raid

February 21, 2014 - 1:45 PM

KELOWNA – A prolific offender is behind bars after a raid by the heavily armed RCMP Emergency Response Team at a home in Rutland Thursday morning.

The ERT was backing up members of the Kelowna RCMP Street Enforcement Team as they executed a search warrant at the home in the 200 block of Dougall Road North.

Police slapped cuffs on 4 women and 2 men found in the house.

A search turned up a loaded Tokarev 7.62 caliber handgun and a replica Beretta handgun.

Equipment capable of cloning credit cards was discovered.

Police also found a variety of drugs, everything from pot to steroids and sedatives to painkillers.

Small quantities of methadone, marijuana, methamphetamine, oxycodone, apo-temasepan, steroids, Percocet and clonazepam were seized.

Jesse McKnight, 25, of Kelowna is facing a number of firearm charges and was scheduled to appear in court Friday. RCMP deem McKnight a prolific offender.

The 4 women and 19-year-old Penticton man arrested in the raid were charged and have been released.

To contact the reporter for this story, email aproskiw@infotelnews.ca, call 250-718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.

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