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Alleged Kamloops Red Scorpion gang associate pleads guilty to multiple offences

August 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

KAMLOOPS — A man who police say was involved in the Kamloops Red Scorpions drug trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to several offences in Kamloops Supreme court.

Brandon Clayton Chappell, born 1987, pleaded guilty today, Aug. 12, to four offences stemming from 2016 and 2017.

His charges include three counts of possession of property obtained by crime exceeding $5,000 and one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

A previous Kamloops RCMP media release stated in Dec. 2016, RCMP stopped a vehicle north of Merritt and seized a substantial quantity of Canadian currency as a result of searching the vehicle.

Charges were laid against Chappell who was a passenger in the vehicle and the driver, Gregory Wilson who was from Coquitlam.

In January 2017, Kamloops RCMP executed a search warrant at the Heavy Metal Gym and at the residence of Chappell. Within Chappell's residence, police located another substantial amount of money, drugs and a firearm.

In March 2017, Kamloops again executed another search warrant on Chappell’s home and located a large sum of money.

Chappell is scheduled to be sentenced in January, 2020.

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