Mounties hunt for man wanted for drug trafficking

Jess Lencucha is wanted by Kelowna RCMP for drug trafficking, Nov. 3, 2014.
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KELOWNA - Mounties rounded up 15 people following a drug trafficking investigation conducted mid-September, but one of the alleged traffickers is now at large and police are seeking public help to locate him.

Jesse Richard Lencucha, 30, is wanted by the RCMP, while the other 14 have since been arrested, according to a media release.

The investigation took place over several days, targeting street level drug trafficking in the city of Kelowna. Police seized 2.86 grams of crack cocaine, 3.73 grams of marijuana and 2.56 grams of crystal meth. All those arrested were charged with 22 counts of drug trafficking. There was also a count of trafficking in stolen peoperty. 

Anyone with information can contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477. Leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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


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