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Kelowna man going to jail for guns and drugs

August 18, 2016 - 2:30 PM

KELOWNA – A Kelowna man with more than 20 previous convictions has been sentenced for two separate crimes he committed while on probation.

Sean Christopher Bagnall, 35, will serve 33 months in jail for selling meth and heroin in downtown Kelowna in February 2015, and for the heroin, crack, meth, stolen credit cards, cash and two loaded guns police found during a November 2015 raid at his Clifton Avenue home.

On Feb. 3, 2015, an RCMP officer was patrolling an area of downtown known to be popular with drug dealers. The officer detained Bagnall after seeing him discard a can as he left the area. Inside the can’s false bottom, the officer found bags of meth, heroin and crack.

Crown lawyer Ashleigh Baylis said at the sentencing in Kelowna court Aug. 17 that Bagnall admitted to police he was selling the drugs.

“If I tell you right now that’s mine will you let me go tonight?” he asked police at the Kelowna detachment.

Nine months later on Nov. 18 police executed a search warrant on a Clifton Road address where five people were arrested, including Bagnall.

Inside the home, they found over 17 grams of crack, 15 grams of heroin and almost 80 grams of meth.

They also found stolen credit cards, a stolen passport, cash, scales, a loaded sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun and a loaded .22 rifle in his closet.

Bagnall has 23 prior convictions, most for drugs and theft.

Judge Gale Sinclair sentenced Bagnall to 33 months in jail for two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a firearm with ammunition.


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