Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Hotel room drug bust in Kelowna could have Lower Mainland gang ties

Image Credit: Shutterstock
August 04, 2016 - 3:58 PM

KELOWNA - Police allege two men arrested with drugs after the search of a Kelowna hotel room may have gang ties to the Lower Mainland.

Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Const. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a media release officers executed search warrants at the hotel room and a pair of vehicles after a three-week investigation where they say they found just over five ounces of heroin, almost nine ounces of cocaine, two and a half ounces of crystal meth and $21,000 cash.

Police say 28-year-old Behrang Khosravi of Vancouver is facing three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. He is due in court Aug. 11.

A second man, 27-year-old Joseph Bergeron of Coquitlam is facing one charge of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released under court imposed conditions and is due in court Aug. 18.

To contact a reporter for this story, email John McDonald or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • Routine stop in Kamloops turns into yelling match on Halston Avenue
    KAMLOOPS - What should have been a straightforward impaired driving check became tense yesterday as people in two cars yelled at each other about who had guns in their cars, police say. Arou
  • RCMP confirm death of Vernon man was a homicide
    VERNON - What was first described as a suspicious death in Vernon is now being called a homicide by RCMP. Police are officially releasing the identity of a man found dead last Thursday, Mar
  • Kamloops RCMP bust drug dealer
    KAMLOOPS – Police in Kamloops have arrested a Falkland man for drug trafficking following an investigation two weeks ago. RCMP say members of the Street Level Drug Unit conducted an in
  • UPDATE: Man police sought identified
    KAMLOOPS - Kamloops RCMP have spoken with a man they were looking for in connection to a case of false identity. After an RCMP media release this morning, March 29, asking the public for tip
  • Body of man found dead in Vernon identified
    VERNON - The man found dead last week in Vernon has been identified as Dustin Rogers in a report from Global News. According to police, a body was discovered about 7:24 a.m. March 23 near
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile